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ephemera

 

ephemera

 

e-FEM-e-ra (‘ra’ as in ‘kookaburra’)

 

noun

  1. things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time
  2. collectable items that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity

‘I spent my life savings on Jennifer Strange ephemera.’

 

variants:

ephemerum, ephemeral

 

My face appeared on T-shirts, badges, commemorative mugs and posters. I made front-page news, appeared on TV and was even a special guest on The Yog Baird Show. The Daily Clam called me ‘The year’s most influential teenager’ and I was the Mollusc on Sunday’s woman of the year. Two people tried to kill me, I was threatened with jail, had sixteen offers of marriage and was outlawed by King Snodd. All that and more besides, and in less than a week.

 

 

 

 

From The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde

 

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