Friday, April 3, 2015

C is for Chantage

Here I am, ready to celebrate a cool vocabulary word.

Today's word is: CHANTAGE

Chantage is another word for blackmail.

Reasons to know this word:
-If you're ever engaged in any acts of espionage and you need to blackmail someone to get out of a hot spot, this word will make you sound more official.  Like you know what you're doing.  Plus, espionage and chantage rhyme.  How neat is that?
-Another word to pull out during a game of Scrabble.
-The word is French, and it's always cool to know words from different languages.


  1. I love this word! Thanks for the scrabble idea! :D

  2. Very cool word. I'll have to share this with my son who would love to use it. :)

  3. Cool word. I'm going to challenge hubby to scrabble when the challenge is over, and have your blog handy.

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  4. Awesome, I love picking up words from other languages, especially since English is mostly a collection and adaptation of words from other languages :-)

  5. Damn. I wish I had come here earlier today. I could have used this in Word With Friends!

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
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  6. I'm writing this one down. I'm sure it will come in handy.

  7. Just make sure the person you're trying to black... um, chantage also knows what it means :D Cool word!

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  9. I'm putting that list of words I need to use sometime. And of course if I start an espionage career.

  10. It does sound very French, and very mysterious.

  11. I love that it rhymes with espionage, brilliant!

  12. Sweet! Need to add this one to the dictionary. :D

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  13. This is a great word! I need to find more ways to use it from now on.