Day: February 2, 2017

World of words
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Word of the week: Incunabulum

Incunabulum (noun) [in-kyoo-nab-yuh-luh-m] “This word sounds like it’s supposed to be some kind of cloud. But it actually refers to a really old book, particularly one that was printed – not handwritten – before 1501 in Europe.” To hear Valerie and Allison chat more about this and more on the

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World of words
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Word of the week: Paraph

Paraph (noun) [paraf] “You might be fooled into thinking that this is short for ‘paragraph’ but it actually refers to a flourish made after or below a signature, which was originally used to prevent forgery. The practice is still used today, but the word itself hasn’t been widely used since

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