March 8, 2014

Some old words and some new ones

13 Wonderful Old English Words We Should Still Be Using Today

Ultracrepidarian (n):"Somebody who gives opinions on subjects they know nothing about."

Snollygoster (n): "A shrewd, unprincipled person, especially a politician."

Zwodder (n): "A drowsy and stupid state of body or mind."

Clinomania (n): "An obsessive desire to lie down."

Groke (v): "To gaze at somebody while they're eating in the hope that they'll give you some of their food."

Now some funny new ones when new English speakers use only the words they know

 Nut Hat

Tape measure: "Do you have a roll of inches?"

Ice cubes: very cold water with corners

Wrists: hand ankles

Mist: tiny rain but lots of them

Toes: foot fingers

 Horse Tornado

Wreath: holiday door donut with glitters

Gloves: hand shoes

Lambs: sheep kittens

Bury: digging it shut

Elbow: arm knee

Posted by Jill Fallon at March 8, 2014 1:25 PM | Permalink