You Won’t Guess the New Meanings

Of course you know what coffee is.

It’s the tropical shrub which yields coffee seeds, and it’s the hot drink made from the roasted and ground seeds (the coffee beans).

But did you know it can also be “the person upon whom one coughs”?

Well, that was one of the winning submissions to The Washington Post’s annual contest.

You can see the winning submissions here.

My favourite word is flabbergasted.

And yours?

Hat tip to Barbara Gölz who sent this to me.


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