Another thread has thron up some superb words, the sort of thing that should be used more often!
Now, my favourite word is “Museum”, because of what it means. It’s Latin for “Let us think”, which is lovely, when you consider what it describes!
So, words, what tickles your fancy?Posted 8 years agothepuristSubscriber
Zarf – the proper name for that bit of plastic/cardboard with a handle on that you sit your plastic/cardboard beaker of coffee into when it’s too hot to hold.
Strictly speaking it should be called a podstakannik when you’ve got tea rather than coffee, but i think zarf is a much nicer work.Posted 8 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
glaikit – a beautifully expressive work for someone who looks a bit dim
I overheard a discussion beween a radiologist and a junior doctor the other day in which the radiologists suggested that the patient needed a follow up exam called a “ridiculogram“. Don’t know if he was taking the [swear filter avoidance blocked] or not.
the gloaming – that period in summer when the sun has gone down yet there’s still a strangely romsntic greyish light, sufficient to go roaming in.
rotundPosted 8 years ago
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