Anywho, I digress …

Loosely based on what might have happened. Or not.

More wordy knickers

Posted by episode81 on July 6, 2009

I have posted before about my love of some words.  I heard a new word for the first time on the news this evening – braggadocios.  What a great word!  I have seen braggadocio written before (in the font list!), but never spoken,  and certainly not the plural braggadocios.  Love it!  The news item itself was incredibly unpleasant, but I am pleased to have been introduced to such a fabulous roly-poly word.

It is odd the first time you hear a word that you have only seen written before.  Sometimes, it has taken me a while to match the two together.  I had lived in the USA for a couple of years before I realized that Arkansas and Ah-Kansas were the same thing.  Yes, really.  If Bill Clinton had come from Idaho, I would still be in the dark.

Anywho, I digress …

Another word I am liking. Baboon (as pronounced by Rowan Atkinson).  That is a good word to noodle on.  Braggadocios baboon.  Awesome!

Lisa.

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4 Responses to “More wordy knickers”

  1. You must, repeat must, get hold of the new album “The Duckworth Lewis Method”. When was the last time you heard phrases like “Jiggery pokery, trickery jokery” and “hopelessly panglossian” in the lyrics of popular songs?

    (Warning: it’s about cricket.)

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  4. […] challenged.  Took me years to figure out that Arkansas and Ah-Kansas were the same state.  Bill Clinton helped me out […]

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