Daily Archives: April 11, 2012

Are you a troglodyte?

TROGLODYTE   I love it when I see a new word or one I do not know what it means.  In today’s newspaper  (yes, I still read them) there was a letter to the editor that included the word troglodyte.

This sent me scurrying for the dictionary.  Actually, it made me do a Google search of the word troglodyte.

Here is what I found:

For one, it means someone who lives in a cave, especially if they are a member of a cave-dwelling community.  

It also means a loner–someone living by themself or who is antisocial.

Additionally, the label of troglodyte can be applied to someone who  has reclusive habits, is outmoded or has reactionary attitudes

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