I subscribe to several different “word of the day” lists. Some are technical, like the list. One is from Buzzwhack. Several are just “normal” lists.

Every time there’s actually a new-to-me word on one of them, I get all excited.

skookum (SKOO-kuhm) adjective

Powerful; first-rate; impressive.

[From Chinook Jargon, from a Chehalis word meaning spirit or ghost.]

“Beth Baker of Knik may be an Iditarod rookie, but she’s a skookum
Opinion; Anchorage Daily News (Alaska); Mar 18, 1994.

“His big seller is the Zooper Buddy, an all-terrain vehicle with
three inflatable tires, an adjustable handle bar, amazing
suspension and a skookum reclining seat.”
Karen Gram; Stroller Envy; Vancouver Sun (Canada); Oct 21, 2003.

The message also informed me that 2005 is The Year of Languages in the US.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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