The War of the Words… Has Begun!

Descend into the twisty/turny mind of Lindy Moone, if you dare…


War_of_the_Worlds_shoot.jpegFirst “misread” word of 2014:

Emma => enema.

First typo in 2014:

Updated => unpated.

Pretty sure I know what enema means.

Let’s say no more about it.

But what could “unpated” mean?

Since “pate” means the crown of the head, “unpated” must mean:

“One who has had the top of one’s head lopped off.”

I imagine it’s like cracking the top off a soft-boiled egg, in one deft thwack.

(If you’re thinking about “pâté” right now, don’t. Just… don’t.)

Let’s use “unpated” in a sentence, shall we? Perhaps in a hard-boiled detective novel. One which begins: “It was the best of crimes, it was the worst of crimes…” Here we go:

“The victim was unpated. Defenestrated.”

Now, let’s see what the Internet has to say about “unpated”:

  • WordFind graciously provides an anagram: “unadept.” (Are they trying to tell me something?)
  • Wiktionary kindly asks: “Do you mean ‘update’? (Yes…

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