A Mr. Clem Peachnut from Paragould Arkansas asks...
"Dear Mr. Knowitall, my new shift leader down at the Chick-Fil-A where I work, is one of those big city slickers from Little Rock. He talks real fancy, and acts real uppity. Yesterday he said that I was Saprostomous! Me...Saprostomous? Mr. Knowitall, what does that mean, and can you help me with learnin some fancy words of my own?"
Dear Clem...Of course I can!!
First of all, Saprostomous is a word that is so archaic...er old, that no modern dictionary defines it anymore. It means having bad breath! But if he wants to play anachronism word games with you, hit him with a few of these oldies but goodies...
HOBBERDEHOY: A youth entering manhood.
FAFFLE: To stutter or mumble.
DASYPYGAL: Having a hairy Buttocks.
CORNOBBLED: Hit with a fish!
COLLIESHANGIE: A noisy or confused fight.
WEM: A stain, flaw, or scar.
CALCOGRAPHER: One who draws with chalk.
BODEWASH: Cow dung.
TWIDDLEPOOP: An effeminate looking man.
LIRIPOOP: A silly creature.
LEPTORRHINIAN: Having a long narrow nose.
MUNDUNGUS: Garbage or stinky tobacco.
TOXOPHILY: Love of archery.
PISMIRE: An ant.
VALGUS: Bowlegged or knock-kneed.
JUMENTOUS: Having a strong animal smell.
BALBRIGGAN: A fine cotton used mainly for underwear.
ATMATERTERA: A Great-Grandfathers's Grandmother's sister!
ANISOGNATHOUS: Having the upper and lower teeth UNLIKE!
WHIPJACK: A beggar pretending to have been shipwrecked.
SPODOGENOUS: Pertaining to the presense of waste matter.
GALLIGASKIN: Baggy trousers.
Good question Clem, you oughtta be able to Cornobble that Liripoop till he Faffles for a week with some of these words...
But Mr. Knowitall grows weary...I bid you adieu.