Diving into muff

On Twitter, Merriam-Webster lexicographer Peter Sokolowski reminded us:

As he explained in subsequent tweets, Peter was wide-eyed over the origin and evolution of secular,  including its French cognate, siècle. His remark was a resonant one, prompting many of us word lovers to offer our own instances. For me, his remark was right on the nose, shall we say, especially concerning some stronger language.

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