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From Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue by John McWhorter
1. "Voila, scads of new words, like army, apparel, and logic." Origin: Unknown
2. "...moribund oddities like whom." Origin: Latin moribundus mori- dying, bundus- adjective.
In a dying state, on the verge of extinction. I think the first time I heard this word was in the movie Music and Lyrics uttered by Hugh Grant's character. So when I saw it again in this book I thought I would officially look it up! Glad I did. It's such a great word.