Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Old Stoney Lonesome - Old*Sto*ney*Lone*some n Cf rock garden, silent city A graveyard personified. 1948 Hurston Seraph 225 FL, You’re all the stood between me and Old Stoney Lonesome. “That would be a great name for a supernatural western character. Old Stoney Lonesome.” “Goin’ to Old Stoney Lonesome to visit grandpa’s grave today.” “Don’t ever go there. It’s a short trip to Old Stoney Lonesome if you do.” “Don’t ever beat a zombie and shout, ‘

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Obfusticated - ob*fus*ti*ca*ted adj [Var of obfuscated; EDD 1888] Cf busticate, confisticate, discomgollifusticated, exfluncticated (at exflunct), flusticated 1909 DN 3.353 eAL, wGA, Obfusticated. . .Excited, flustrated. Facetious. 1966 Barnes--Jensen Dict. UT Slang 32, Obfusticated. . .bewildered, overshadowed, eclipsed. “When she got up to speak in tongues she seemed obfusticated.” The expression is obsolescent. “Hey, stay positive. Don’t ge

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Nighabout - nigh*a*bout adv chiefly Sth, S Midl 1 =nearabout(s) 1. 1884 Murfee TN Mts. 249 TN, It’s the onluckiest place ennywhar nigh about. Ibid 353, I’ve nigh about swore agin’! sAppalachians, They mean nigh about the same thing. (Qu. LL30, . . ‘Nearly’ or ‘almost’: “He fell off the ladder and nighabout broke his neck.” “Hey Joe, we’re nighabout out of beer here.” “It’s nighabout time we get to work.” “Did you see that pickup truck? He nigha

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Niff-naff - niff*naff n [Cf Scots, nEngl dial niff-naff a trifling or unimportant thing] Cf nuff-nuff. “When the thug took a swing at me and missed, I knew he was seven feet of niff-naff.” “This? It’s just niff-naff.” “She might say the whole thing matters, but it’s niff-naff to me.” “Aww, you spilled your pop? Niff-naff. We’ll clean it right up.” Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity! Milquetoast - mil*que*toast n Also freq Caspar Milquetoast, Mr. Milquetoast, rarely miliquant toast, milky-toast [From Caspar Milquetoast in H.T. Webster’s comic strip “The Timid Soul,” which first appeared in May 1924] A meek, easily intimidated person; hence adj milquetoasty meek, timid. “He’s milquetoast. No way he’ll talk to her.” “Milquetoast. That sounds a lot like when someone calls you ‘milkdrinker.’ “ “Hey, be careful. She’s the milque