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qotd, vocab lesson

"Fankle. He taught me a few useful, or at least good words, like fankle. Fankle is more or less a straight synonym of tangle, but it sounds better somehow. Particularly as applied to a fishing line that's got itself into a terrible, un-sort-outable mess, the level of shambles so extreme all you can really do is take a knife to it and throw it away. That's a fankle. Applies to lives too, obviously, though the knife approach usually only makes things worse."

-- Iain Banks, Stonemouth. So good.


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