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! Krapfen - n Also krapfel, kroepfle [sGer dial Krapfen, dimin Krapfel] Ger settlement areas Cf krebbel A type of friedcake 1 or a bismarck 2. 1920 Kander Settlement Cook Book 291 Milwaukee WI, Spritz Krapfen . . flour . . water . . butter . . lemon . . rind . . yolks . . whole eggs . . . Drop by spoonfuls or through Spritz Krapfen tube into deep, hot fat and bake a nice brown. [1935 Frederick PA Dutch 228, Dutch Puffs (Krapfen) . . flour . . but

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They say, "Network with other writers." *Writes past midnight* *Meanders on social media* *Gets invited to late night Q & A* Am I doing this right? Geeking out about writing is always a blast, so thanks to KA Dowling for the invite to this hilarious Halloween Q & A. The link to yours is right here, and if you click it three times. . . Halloween's a time when your bravado falls away like the cheap mask it is. Here's a little of what's underneath mine. 1. Are you a scaredy cat or a horror aficionado? Love watching horror movies and reading thrillers, but here's how you know I'm a scaredy cat: If the movie gets into my head too much, I look for plot holes or puns and belt them out like a snarky

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! Katzenjammer - n [Ger] A hangover; a symptom of a hangover. 1849 U.S. Congress Serial Set 571.733, Some of Mr. Hale’s men had kept up a drunken frolic all night--general kakenjammer [sic], therefore, all day. 1906 Peck Peck’s Bad Boy with Circus 103 WI, The colonel . . invited the whole crowd to go to his distillery and help themselves. When we got to the next town every man in the show had . . a Katzenhammer. [1954 WELS Suppl., If Grandmother

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! Jackass brandy - n Also jackass [From the “kick”] scattered, but esp CA A homemade, illegal, or poor quality liquor. 1921 DN 5.109 CA, Jackass brandy . . . A home-made brandy with a powerful ‘kick.’ 1924 Henderson Keys to Crookdom 289, The “jackass-brandy” hound will boil up anything from grapes to prunes. 1974 Dabney Mountain Spirits 107 (as of 1920s), “Jackass brandy,” made of peaches, created a stir in some sections of Virginia, causing inte

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! Ishkabibble - phr, adj Also sp ish kabibbul [Etym unknown] It’s of no importance to me, I couldn’t care less; of no importance or concern. 1968-70 DARE (Qu. KK26, Something that makes no difference at all to you: “He can think what he likes, it’s ish kabibble to me. “Oh, music’s just a bunch of ishkabibble to my father.” “It doesn’t matter if they win or lose. It’s ishkabibble if you ask me.” “If it’s ishkabibble to him, that doesn’t mean nobod