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Completely Comprehensible Vague Language

Monica in Burlington, Vermont, says a friend recently told her that her day became kerfunkulated, and Monica knew what she meant without even asking. Why do we successfully infer the meaning of such words? Placeholder words such as thingamajiggy...


bucket  n.— «“In the blink of an eye, I just was caught in the current, and gulping and gulping, didn’t stop, and I went down.” Down in to the “first bucket,” as it is known, which has claimed many of the gorge’s victims...

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