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New Word I Have Learned Today

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Blossoming Sun 26-Jun-22 12:54:25

Librocubicularist, a noun meaning ‘a person who reads in bed’.

I think there are many librocubicularists on GN, including me!

I must add this to my CV grin

Grandmabatty Sun 26-Jun-22 12:55:51

I used to read in bed when the children were young as that was the only place I could get peace. Now I read sitting on the couch. I wonder if there's a term for that?

Blossoming Sun 26-Jun-22 12:57:54

It really tickled me that there’s a special word for it GrandmaBatty

Parsley3 Sun 26-Jun-22 13:03:13

Librocubicularist? That’s me.

ExDancer Sun 26-Jun-22 13:07:02

How on earth do you pronounce it?

fairfraise Sun 26-Jun-22 13:08:25

That's me! Sounds like one of those words they used to give us in school, to see who could make the most words from it. Only there isn't an E !

Blossoming Sun 26-Jun-22 13:11:52

*Fairfraise’ we used to have class contests using the word Constantinople. I don’t think Istanbul would work as well though.

Blossoming Sun 26-Jun-22 13:17:07

ExDancer I think pronunciation is OK if you break it down and pronounce the ‘cubicular’ bit like funicular. Spelling is another matter, I had to re type it several times.

fairfraise Sun 26-Jun-22 13:24:39

They used to give us antidisestablishment!

StarDreamer Sun 26-Jun-22 13:49:42

ExDancer

How on earth do you pronounce it?

Librocubicularist

I looked on YouTube and it seemed to have

Librocubicularist

Libb-ro-cube-ick-yoo-lar-ist

But my instinct was to pronounce it as

Librocubicularist

Lee-bro-cube-ick-yoo-lar-ist

Though I suppose it could be like Library

Librocubicularist

Lie-bro-cube-ick-yoo-lar-ist

Callistemon21 Sun 26-Jun-22 14:29:37

Blossoming

*Fairfraise’ we used to have class contests using the word Constantinople. I don’t think Istanbul would work as well though.

Constantinople is a very long word, Blossoming
How do you spell it? wink

(Oh dear, I'm back in primary school 😁)

Callistemon21 Sun 26-Jun-22 14:30:41

Ps yes, I read in bed!!

Witzend Sun 26-Jun-22 16:04:46

Does a Kindle count? In bed I’m more usually a kindlecubicularist - largely because I don’t need a light on, so with windows open there’s less likelihood of pesky moths flapping around. Not to mention the dreaded daddy long legs when in season!

Antonia Sun 26-Jun-22 16:41:00

I do it but I can't say it.

Chocolatelovinggran Sun 26-Jun-22 17:28:54

We need a convention of librocubiculuarists.
It will be a quiet event, obviously, but I'm up for it, and I seem to have other takers, here.

StarDreamer Sun 26-Jun-22 17:54:06

Callistemon21

Blossoming

*Fairfraise’ we used to have class contests using the word Constantinople. I don’t think Istanbul would work as well though.

Constantinople is a very long word, Blossoming
How do you spell it? wink

(Oh dear, I'm back in primary school 😁)

I T

Ha ha ha, I remember that! smile

And, the card with a message to say out loud

PARIS
IN THE
THE SPRING

grin

Blossoming Sun 26-Jun-22 17:57:51

fairfraise

They used to give us antidisestablishment!

Antidisestablishmentarianism was a word one of our teachers used to throw into spelling bees!

granfromafar Sun 26-Jun-22 18:00:51

Thanks, Blossoming! That describes me as well.
I will try and remember the word but not it sure I'll manage to use it in a conversation any time soon!

granfromafar Sun 26-Jun-22 18:03:26

How did you come across the word?

Blossoming Sun 26-Jun-22 18:17:41

Someone I follow on Twitter mentioned it, I thought people here would appreciate it.

Ailidh Sun 26-Jun-22 19:06:13

Hm. I'm a Tellycubicularist. Contrary to all the advice, it helps me get to sleep 🌼

sodapop Sun 26-Jun-22 19:57:50

Another member for the librocubicularist club here too. Wonder how I can casually introduce the word into conversation when I am next on duty in the library. My fellow readers will be really impressed smile

JackyB Sun 26-Jun-22 23:55:56

We need a convention of librocubiculuarists

Now I'm wondering what the collective noun is for them.

A snuggling?

riete Mon 27-Jun-22 01:24:14

whilst hunting for the roots of the word librocubicularist, i came across
solivagant: someone who travels or wanders alone.

might that be easier to bring up in polite conversation?

Esmay Mon 27-Jun-22 09:53:19

I absolutely love this new word .
It describes me .
And solivagant as well . .
It describes me .