Word Hoard

Saturday, November 03, 2007


This morning my sister, who works nights and gets off work at 6:30 am, and I (who doesn't and normally goes to work at 8:30 am) went to the 50th annual Kiwanis Pancake Festival at the Pershing Center in Lincoln. It started at 7 and we were there shortly after. It really was a jentacular meal.

Jentacular is an adjective that means pertaining to breakfast and comes from the Latin jentare - to breakfast.

I love that this word exists and even more that I will work it into my lexicon.

The -tacular suffix reminds me of a use I've been seeing with more frequency: craptacular. Keep an eye out for this one. I don't think we really need to encourage this portmanteau of crap and spectacular.


  • At November 17, 2008 4:15 PM, Blogger Laura Payne said…

    I love the word jentacular. I Had never heard it before so thank you. Also, I agree with you about craptacular. I have written about portmanteau words on my blog too. Please check it out if you get a chance -

  • At December 19, 2011 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I thought that craptastic was more widely used than craptacular.

    I will now go forth and describe my breakfasting habits jentacularly.


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