Category Archives: Word of the Week

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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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.

Word of the Week: Out at Heels or Out at Elbows

Out at Heels or Out at Elbows is defined as:

In declining circumstances.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

Human, what part of word confuses you that three words squared.

“Clearly we need to brush on your arithmetic.  It is three times two and technically it is a phrase so we’re going with it.”

Why?  Out at heels are we?

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Word of the Week: Oils of Gladness

Oils of Gladness is defined as:

I will anoint you with the oil of gladness; ironically spoken for, I will beat you.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

Human, due to your time spent writing novels that are not about me I will anoint thee with my powerful, awe-inspiring oil of gladness.

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Word of the Week: Siblicide

Defined as:
Killing or killer of sibling

You should read this excerpt from my memoirs if you want to hear about siblicide.

“But how can you call it siblicide if you’re still alive?”

Fine. Attempted siblicide.

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Word of the Week: Septimanal

Defined as:
Weekly

This word segment is supposed to be septimanal.

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