Our favourite words from Peanuts
Today sees the launch of the new Peanuts Movie, based on the popular comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. Whether you like the strip or not, its popularity, and its ability to cross generational and language gaps cannot be questioned. At its peak, Peanuts was published in over 2,600 newspapers, in 21 languages, and boasted a readership of 355 million people.
To celebrate the movie’s launch, we teamed up with the lovely people at Peanuts to look at some of our favourite words that featured in the strip, and to acknowledge its contributions to the development of people’s vocabularies, all over the world.
Pompous (adj) – Affectedly grand, solemn, or self-important.
Gauche (adj) – Unsophisticated and socially awkward.
Neurologist (noun) – A specialist in the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
Philosophy (noun) – A theory or attitude that acts as a guiding principle for behaviour.
Lonesome (adj) – Solitary or lonely.