If you're a fan on FaceBook or if you follow me on Twitter then you know I do a daily post called "The Word of the Day" WOTD. I give you a word, it's dictionary definition, and then the "Leighann" definition: an alternate. That's AltDef. It's the perfect blend of my skills as a stand-up comedian, writer, word lover, and former English major. It started back in 2011 as an outlet for my geekiness and as a way to celebrate the English language. Pulling from a variety of sources including Dictionary.com it's a fun way of expanding people's vocabulary and reminding them that language can be fun and fungible.
So what's an actual AltDef?
WOTD: maladroit\mal-uh-DROYT\ adj. lacking skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations || An android with a bad attitude.
WOTD: validate\VAL-uh-dayt\ verb: to make legally valid : ratify || Going on a date with a valley girl.
WOTD: assay \a-SEY\ verb: To examine or analyze. || How Foghorn Leghorn starts every sentence.
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