A Word A Day

A Word A Day

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A Word A Day

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Today's Word: Biblioclast

How to read: BIB-lee-uh-klast

Meaning: One who destroys or mutilates books.

Vietnamese meaning: Người phá hoại hoặc cắt xén sách.

“Mr Raving was none too subtle a blend of born-again Christian, mini-arsonist and my computer studies master. Once during a lesson, I had to retrieve a text-book from my bag necessitating the removal of everything else. Raving went, well, raving when he saw a copy of Eric Von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods appear. He grabbed the book almost before it landed on my desk and, with a zeal that would have made a Nazi biblioclast proud, set it alight and threw it into the bin while crossing himself with a ruler. A week later I was summoned to the office of the school library to explain why I hadn’t returned said book. I said: ‘Because Mr Raving destroyed it, sir.’ Aghast he replied: ‘Another one?!’”

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