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Friday, July 31, 2015

Memories of All Authors Magazine Issue 1

Back in November of 2013, All Authors Magazine featured its very first issue. In that issue (much like we have today) we feature a wide array of fun, entertaining AND informative columns  Among them was "What's the Word", at that time hosted by Mandy Myers. 
Many things have changed since then, but one things remains the same; All Authors Magazine is made up of in-fun-mation!
Today, we bring you a throw back of "Issue 1 of All Authors Magazine".

What's the Word
with
Many Myers

November/December 2013

The word is ...


14 Syllables
34 Letters

Definition:

The ginormous word being made up of so many little words is broken down like such
● super, "above"
● cal, "beauty"
● fragilistic, "delicate"
● expiali, "to atone"
● docious, "educable"

The product of these parts signifying something to the effect of "Above average atoning for educability through delicate beauty." According to the 1964 film, it is defined as "something to say when you have nothing to say"

Origin:

This word/song is from the 1964 Disney musical film “Mary Poppins”.



The song was written by the Sherman Brothers and sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It also appears in the stage show version. Since Mary Poppins was a period piece, set in the year 1910, songs that sounded similar to songs of the period were wanted. According to Richard M. Sherman, co-writer of the song with his brother, Robert, the word was created by them in two weeks, mostly out of double-talk.
Isn't it something when a simple make-up song can have such an impact on the world, due to some dancing penguins and adults jumping into a chalk drawing.

Well everyone have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious day!

That's The Word!
-Manda