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! Inkslinger- ink*sling*er n [By ext from inkslinger a writer] Among loggers: a camp clerk or timekeeper; see quots. 1913 ME, Gt Lakes, Pencil-pusher. . .A clerk in a lumber camp. Pacific NW, the “ink-slinger” keeps the camp’s records and conducts the commissary [sic]. MT [Logger talk], Inkslinger. any office worker, but usually the timekeeper. “The Inkslingers on that show don’t know what they’re doing.” “Yer gonna wanna talk to the inkslinger i

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! Gobshite - gob*shite n. A nonsense-talking person. British/Irish term denoting someone who starts nonsensical conversation, meaningless and/or unwanted. Someone with terrible character or ridiculous judgement. “Don’t listen to that gobshite when she gets pissed.” “It’s just such a satisfying word to say. Gobshite. Use the accent too.” “Get this gobshite out of here before we die from our IQs dropping to zero.” Please share and comment on today’

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! Doolally - doo*la*lly adj. British word meaning eccentric or crazy. Feeble in the mind. Briefly deranged or nuts. Daffy, loony, mad. “Work’s got me going doolally tonight.” “Why is he acting all doolally?” “Yeah, I saw that chase down the street. People are doolally these days.” Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Word

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! Backronym - back*ro*nym n. A sentence or phrase where the first letters of each word combine to form a word. One of the old classic backronyms is “For unlawful carnal knowledge.” This and other such phrases are commonly used to form swear words or plays on words. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.” “Believe in the crappiest habit.” “Found on road dead.” “Driver returns on foot.” Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your use

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! Eephing - ee*phing vbl n [Echoic] Cf hoodling, whoop B Creating wordless vocal music made up of nonsense syllables and percussive sounds; also n eaf such music. 1978 Wolfe I’m On My Journey Home 2/1, [Liner notes:] Eephing (or hoodling) is one of a number of vocal-percussive effects still found in the mid-South. . .[It can be] . . .created by . . .clicking the tongue, rapping the teeth . . .blowing into cupped hands, and humming on and blowing