Tag Archive: Word of the Week

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…

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…

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…

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. Check out the Word Directory for more weird words.

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…

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! Check out the Word Directory for more.

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…

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…

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…

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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