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Word Nerd: Lacuna

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyblank or missing portion in a manuscripLacuna (plural lacunae or lacunas) means a gap or interval and derived from the Latin lacūna (ditch or pit). Lacuna can also mean a small cavity, pit, or discontinuity in an anatomical structure, such as the holes in bones caused by osteoporosis or a cavity in a tooth. Lacuna seems an appropriate word to come across in this time of high electoral interest since so many politicians seem to have various levels of lacuna at play in their discussions.

lacuna-missing-pages-via-lawhimsy-image-by-jabberwockyEven at a glance you can tell this book has some serious lacunae going on…

I actually came across lacuna for the very first time this week while reading a review and I simply had to share it! What do you think of lacuna and have you heard it used or read it before?

Namaste ~ Ella

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