Monday, May 17, 2010

TMI Tuesday....

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 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.


secret agent woman said...

Where'd you find those?

Anonymous said...

My new favorite word bodewash. LOL. Miriam would be proud of you. :)

Serena said...

Those are all new ones on me. Except pismire. I remember debating somebody, somewhere about that one a while back. LOL. I just hope Mr. Peachnut is pleased with the bit of education you've provided him.:)

Evalinn said...

You´re so wise MrKnowitall! ;-)

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Consider yerslef Cornobbled!

Nice post.

the walking man said...

Nothing archaic about GALLIGASKIN' I see them everywhere in the 'hood.

buffalodick said...

What are those words in English? Interesting stuff today!

Dianne said...

I'm gonna use these in a poem someday, thanks for helping us know as much as you do!

Maude Lynn said...

My Grannie actually uses the word "pismire!"

lime said...

bwahahahaha! the only one i knew was pismire because it is often on crossword puzzles. faffle is my new favorite word though. thanks, mr knowitall!

Lulda Casadaga said...

YEAH...I knew one "Valgus"..due to my teaching anatomy! :)

OK, I think we all need to use at least one of these words in our
55's this week...what ya think g?

Mona said...

Dasypygal? that is one more bad word I learned today :D I can go about shouting that on the street in case I get road rage!

Akelamalu said...

Oh you know so much! If ever I get on 'Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire' will you be my phone a friend? ;)

drybottomgirl said...

Very good! I love learning something new! My kids are going to go crazy when I tell them we have Pismires in the house!

steveroni said...

Mr Know-it-all, how weary you MUST be
after compiling these wordings. I got weary just reading them--but had fun. REALLY!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

keep posting such to educate us..
take good care.
Happy Thursday!

Fay Campbell said...

I have written a Flash Friday 55!