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! Bandy-shanked - ban*dy*shanked adj Pronc-sp bander-shank prob Sth, S Midl See also banty adj, gander-shanked Bandy-legged; having crooked shanks or legs; als banjer-shanks -- used as a nickname: see quot 1930. 1966-69 DARE (Qu. X37, . . Peoples’ legs, if they’re noticeably bent, or uneven, or not right) InfSC24, Bander-shank -- don’t walk exactly right; KY24, Bandy-shanked -- could be anything wrong with a leg or legs. “I’m all bandy-shanked fr

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! Bagoong - ba*goong n [Tagalog] HI A condiment made from fermented fish or shrimp. 1940 Bazore Hawaiian Foods 77 HI, But the most widely used fish product is a fermented salty fish paste called bagoong. It flavors pork; is added to vegetable dishes; is eaten raw. 1967 DARE (Qu. H50) Inf HI6, Bagoong [baga’un] . .slightly rotten small fish. 1972 Carr Da Kine Talk 104 HI, Bagoong, a hot sauce or paste, is as powerful as its name suggests. To pr

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! Akualele - ak*ua*le*le n [Haw akua spirit + lele flying, jumping] HI A fireball or meteor. 1938 Reinecke Hawaiian Loanwords, Akualele . . .A will-o-the-wisp, or fireball. (Such a phenomenon is regarded as supernatural by many.) 1967 DARE Tape HI4, That [=kawila, a black wood] can protect your home from anything. Like this akualele [‘aku’lele], they can fly it . . . They make it fly . .through the air . .to kill his enemy . . . When he fly it,

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! Afterclap - af*ter*clap n 1 An unexpected subsequent stroke or event; a surprising (and esp disagreeable) sequel. old-fash 1654 (1974) Johnson Wonder-Working 139, But let N. England beware of an after-clap, & provoke the Lord no longer. 1953 AmSp 28.247 csPA, ‘Make sure there won’t be any afterclap.’ 2 An unjust or additional demand beyond the terms of a bargain or agreement. obs 1840 (1847) Longstreet GA Scenes 29, I’m a man that, when he mak