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It is not clutter! It is omnium-gatherum!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Word of the Day for Tuesday, November 19, 2013

omnium-gatherum \om-nee-uhm-GATH-er-uhm\, noun:

a miscellaneous collection.

...the man who performed this unkind office fancying that a dislike to the dishes could alone have given rise to such an omnium-gatherum.
-- James Fennimore Cooper, Home as Found, 1838
Foster's own room was a cramped omnium gatherum, cluttered with the paraphernalia of daily living.
-- Henry Blake Fuller, Bertram Cope's Year, 1919
Omnium-gatherum comes from the Latin roots omnium meaning "of all" and the pseudo-Latin word gatherum meaning "a gathering."
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NANCYPAT1 11/21/2013 5:58AM

    I definitely am a practitioner of omnium-gatherum

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ARTJAC 11/21/2013 3:21AM

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LAURANCE 11/19/2013 9:51PM

  Wow! I see that you're subscribed to the Word of the Day, too! I saw that word and knew it applies to me, too.

I do enjoy seeing the Word of the Day in my inbox.
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2HAMSDIET 11/19/2013 8:55PM

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JUSTYNA7 11/19/2013 11:30AM

    Good grief!

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GK1963 11/19/2013 10:32AM

    good word!

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CARMRUN 11/19/2013 10:24AM

    I myself am an omnium-gatherum trying to sort it all out!

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PYNETREE 11/19/2013 9:55AM

    Affects both my husband and myself.

Haven't heard of anyone holding telethons, working toward a cure or even a group site for those suffering from it!

( Well, maybe QVC, or the shopping channel... emoticon Flea Markets..)


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CINDYWAGNER1 11/19/2013 9:06AM

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COCK-ROBIN 11/19/2013 8:26AM

    Never thought of it that way.

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SANDRALEET 11/19/2013 8:18AM

    I think we all have a little of this in our house even if its in the basement

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EBURGITE 11/19/2013 8:16AM

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