Fart Catcher N. --Cant for a valet or footman due to his walking behind his master or mistress. I am not making this up. 🙂 Cant is slang spoken in London, primarily by thieves, during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Source: 18th Century and Regency Thieves' Cant
Huckle-My-Buff Noun 1. "A a beverage composed of beer, eggs, and brandy." From A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex by W.D. Parish. Um... None for me, thanks...
Brabagious Adjective 1. "An adjective of reproach, the exact meaning of which is difficult to define, but is generally available for use in a quarrelsome discussion between females. 'You nasty brabagious creature.'" From A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex by W.D. Parish. Amy can be quite a… Continue reading Wacky Word Wednesday: Brabagious
Bumboo Noun 1. "A mysterious compound of spirituous liquors under the influence of which, Mr. Turner, draper, of Easthoathly, made the following entry in his diary:--'1756, April 28th. I went down to Jones', where we drank one bowl of punch and two muggs of bumboo, and I came home again in liquor. Oh! with what… Continue reading Wacky Word Wednesday: Bumboo
Shackbaggerly Adj 1. in a loose, disorderly manner... from A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex by W.D. Parish Amy got her kids ready for soccer practice in a shackbaggerly way. It's amazing they made it at all. Let's hope she doesn't brush her teeth in the same… Continue reading Wacky Word Wednesday: Shackbaggerly
Zeugma \ˈzüg-mə\ noun 1. a figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses or to two others of which it semantically suits only one. ...from Google. 2. the use of a word to modify or govern two or more words usually in such a manner that it applies… Continue reading Wacky Word Wednesday: Zeugma
Flibbertigibbit /ˈflibərdēˌjibət/ noun 1. a frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person. ...definition from Google Amy is a flibbertigibbit when she is nervous. This word was first used in the 15th century. In Middle English, the word is flepergebet. - from Merriam-Webster Does anyone know what famous musical includes a song with this word in it?
Did you know that Zenzizenzizenzic is the 8th power of a number? So, the zenzizenzizenzic of 2 = 256... Good to know for... Your next team trivia night? Impressing strangers in an elevator? Starting your career as a mathematician?