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Lyrics That Send You to the Dictionary


"Noah Webster" painted by Samuel Morse


It's National Dictionary Day commemorating the birthday of lexicographer Noah Webster. Has a word in a lyric ever had you searching your brain or the dictionary for its meaning? Let us know and we'll spin a set of those songs after 9am.

Here's what we played:

Arctic Monkeys "Mardy Bum" (mardy)

Blondie "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence Dear" (theosophy)

The Decemberists "The Legionnaire's Lament" (charabanc, et al.)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" (carbuncles)