Category Archives: Word

Word of the Week: Dicked in the Nob

Dicked in the Nob is defined as:
Silly. Crazed.
-1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

Another phrase that can describe HT to a tee. It is funny since she uses this expression rather frequently.

“Eliza, you are dicked in the nob if you think I’m going to order you a kid’s battery powered Jeep. You’re two inches tall!”

Two and a half.

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Word of the Week: Dew Beaters

Dew Beaters is defined as:
Feet. Cant.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

HT is going away and is insisting on bringing her flip flops to cover her dew beaters! It is going to be snowing! How did I end up with such a translator? Human, where are you going with gloves on it is a balmy 50 degrees outside. I think your internal thermostat is broken.

Word of the Week: Ducks & Drakes

Ducks & Drakes is defined as:

To make ducks and drakes: a school-boy’s amusement, practised with pieces of tile, oyster-shells, or flattish stones, which being skimmed along the surface of a pond, or still river, rebound many times. To make ducks and drakes of one’s money; to throw it idly away.
-1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

“What is with the phrases Eliza Leigh?  Do we need to change it to Phrase of the Week?”

Don’t be ridiculous, it came from a dictionary.

“…?”

Oh, just go back to bed while I bid on eBay and make ducks & drakes with your debit card.

“WHAT?!”

Yeah, I know how badly you wanted that set of three Totoro dolls!

Word of the Week: Noozed

Noozed is defined as:
Married, hanged.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

I’m not sure if it means married OR hanged or married AND hanged. Either sounds dangerous and deadly.

“Says the species that kill their males.”

We don’t kill them! They just have a shorter life span, typically a few weeks. Although I was just reading an article that believes there is a link between “male lifespan to mating systems”.

“In other words, getting noozed effects the life span of a male ant?”

I suppose you could say that.

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10 lines: Mario Style

Super Mario Brothers Nintendo Cupcakes

Photo by clevercupcakes on Flickr

If I lived in Mario’s world who would I be?  A hero like the plumber brother’s Mario or Luigi?  A spunky princess, not a damsel in distress.  Be a villain there’s more than Koopa.  Maybe I’d be a power instead.  Like 1up or flower power.  One thing is clear.  When I die.  Press Continue.   Again.

Word of the Week: Nonsense

Nonsense is defined as:
Melting butter in a wig.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

Fooled you on that one didn’t I! Who’d ever heard of such nonsense.

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Word of the Week: Idiosyncrasy

That is right, HT overslept today and instead of putting in my choice for word of the week she lazily is linking to yesterday’s post Humans are made of idiosyncrasies because it has the definition included.  If she didn’t just write a new Driving Etitquete post I’d hide all her Ikea chocolate from her.

“It is just an empty wrapper.”

Idiosyncrasy is defined as:
An individualizing quality or characteristic of a person or group, and is often used to express eccentricity or peculiarity

Word of the week: None-Such

None-Such is defined as:
One that is unequalled: frequently applied ironically.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

HT, my disobedient, lackadaisical translator is an absolute none-such!

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Word of the Week: Natty Lads

Natty Lads is defined as:
Young thieves or pickpockets.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

This cant term could describe a few of my humanoid’s adorable cousins.  When one was five the natty lad tried to take his auntie’s pillow.  Please he begged adorably when caught and it worked too!

“See I was thinking that all ants were natty lads at a picnic.”

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Word of the Week: Odd-come-shortlys

Odd-come-shortlys is defined as:

I’ll do it one of these odd-come-shortly’s; I will do it some time or another.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

This should be your theme phrase human. Except you are a do what I want odd-come-shortly.  But instead of doing it some time or another you do things opposite-of-now or never-ever-ever.

“Are you making your own dictionary eL? I’ll get right on that.”

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Edit: Thankfully, Barby’s confused huh? in the comments below caused HT to reread this post and she too said huh? at the rather confusing jumble of words.  Now it should only be a jumble of words.

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