- Bill O’Reilly has started publishing a “word of the day” on his Twitter account since losing his Fox News platform.
- The words are always presented in the same sentence: “Do not be a [word of the day] when writing to [email protected]”
- The conservative commentator has also published a “tip of the day” in which he gives life advice.
- O’Reilly was ousted from Fox News after allegedly sexually harassing multiple women.
But the conservative political commentator has maintained an active presence on social media, and he recently found a new way to interact with fans: by giving them vocabulary tips.
O’Reilly has posted a “word of the day” several times this month, introducing his 2.5 million followers to a new vocabulary item. Although he doesn’t define the words, O’Reilly invariably warns his readers to not exemplify the word in question when they email him, and then provides his email address.
The “word of the day” series seems to be one of multiple efforts by O’Reilly to engage with internet users since losing his Fox News platform. The commentator also publishes life advice in his “Tip of the Day” Twitter posts, and has maintained a weekly conservative-slanted news quiz on his website.
In any case, here are the words O’Reilly wants you to know:
Ignominious – deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
mooncalf – a foolish or absentminded person
blatherskite – a person who talks at great length without making much sense
agog – very eager or curious to hear or see something
troglodyte – a person who is regarded as being deliberately ignorant or old-fashioned
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