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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Saturday 24th February 2024
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stotious (or stocious) (adjective) STO-shus


'So I fed him rum - his ration my ration and a bit more besides till if hed had much more he wouldnt have been able to move for being stotious let alone being feart.' [all sic]

Reginald Hill, The Wood Beyond. Amazon

Perhaps he was a bit stocious or perhaps it was the rather poor coordination G. had noticed earlier.

Nicholas Freeling, The Seacoast of Bohemia. Amazon

For once I feel totally at ease with Sam, stocious and glorious.

John Montague, The New York Times, 15 May 1994. Quoted in New York Times letter

Each pops next door to share contempt and terrible delicacies and to become totally stocious on the potent liqueur of the title.

David Jays, The Guardian, 11 June 2005, Guardian
reviewing James Hamilton-Paterson's Cooking with Fernet Branca. Amazon

He was indeed pie-eyed, pixilated, stocious, rat-arsed, whatever you want to call it, and yet the next day he went out and belted the winning runs as England beat South Africa, admittedly in a match that people now know was tainted by the foul hand of Hansie Cronje.

Michael Henderson, Telegraph, 13 May 2001. Telegraph

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