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    #1

    jejune

    Hi,

    I don't seem to understand what this sentence implies. Doest it say that now that the author has finished crying over the word "jejune"'s lower status than expected he's going to have a medical condition, convulsions or something that makes him look jejune, that is yellow?

    "Now that Iím done lamenting jejuneís debased status, Iím going to have a jejune fit."

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: jejune

    Please quote the source of that sentence.

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    #3

    Re: jejune

    "Jejune" doesn't mean "yellow," it means "dull and boring, uninspired, naive." The writer is mock-complaining that "jejune" is a fun word to say, but people tend not to use it in casual conversation.

    (Quite frankly, "jejune" is one of those words that makes the speaker sound deliberately pompous when they use it. )

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