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Weird & wonderful words

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posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 08:59 PM
EVER wished there was a word to describe that thingammjig or whatchamacallit you've just seen?

Well, curwibble 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

posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 11:36 PM
hehehe, interesting stuff.

posted on Feb, 9 2004 @ 11:48 PM
Dullard is my favourite ever sinc Anthony Hopkins said it
"The Red Dragon"

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