posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 08:59 PM
EVER wished there was a word to describe that thingammjig or whatchamacallit you've just seen?
could be the term you're looking for.
It's one of hundreds included in a new book, MORE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORDS, by logophile (word lover) Erin McKean.
For example ...
Aquabib - Generally hated by bartenders everywhere, an aquabib is someone who drinks only water.
Bufferd - A rare French term for a fool or stupid person
Bogglish - To be doubtful or unsure about something.
Cumber-ground - Handy word for someone who is useless at everything - in particular their job! (Now why does Tony Blair come to mind
Flaskisable - Obscure phrase used to describe anyone who is moody or tempermental.
Hoddypeak - Old-fashioned slang for a fool. ( Dubya, maybe ? )
Knackatory - It looks made up but this is actually a genuine phrase to describe a shop that sells knick-knacks and other trinkets.
Zoilist - A boss or superior whose only joy is picking holes in your work.
Looks like an interesting and humourous book
Wierd & wonderful words