This week’s obscure English word is adsum. It is directly from Latin and means to indicate one’s presence, for instance during a roll call. Usually, of course, the answer is simply ‘here’. One can imagine it being used at assembly in any large English boarding school:
Headmaster: Timpton Minor!
Timpton: Adsum, sir.
Headmaster: Ah yes. I have some news for you, Timpton. Your mother died yesterday. [Turns page on roll] Toxteth the Lesser?
Toxteth: Adsum, sir.
Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word.
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