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! Rattletongue - rat*tle*tongue n Also rattlehead, rattlemouth, Cf rattlebox 2 A garrulous or gossiping person; hence adj rattle-tongued. 1876 Larned Talks Labor 32 NY, I am ashamed of myself; but you threw me on a subject which runs away with me. I hope, ladies, you will not think that I am always such a rattle-tongued egotist as I have been tonight. “She’s the office’s rattle-tongue.” “Never thought that rattle-tongued friend would cause this

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Dead Giveaways - A Guide To Safe After-Living Espiritus Geist So, you went toward the light. Or you didn’t. Either way, welcome to the first day of the rest of your death. Time’s shifty on this side, being a man-made rule and everything. If you’re not done bugging the living, pass this guide to the ghost nearest you and good luck haunting your target during their natural lifespan. If you don’t want the living bugging you, here are five warning signs those bloody humans are after your eternal soul: I) Summonings Embodied voices chanting in your ears is the big sign the living are trying to suck you back in. Beware visions of pentagrams, circles, and family heirlooms, as these are also involve

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! Rap-jacket - rap*jack*et n Also rap jack Also sp wrap jack(et) Sth, S Midl A contest of endurance in which people beat one another with switches; hence v phr play rap-jacket to administer a beating; v phr rap jack to beat with a stick. 1893 Shands MS Speech 52, Rap-jacket. . .A term used by all classes to mean a game of whipping, in which two boys are given switches, and whip each other with all of their might until one says “enough.” They bo

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! Rantankerous - ran*tank*er*ous adj Also sp rantanckerous [Varr of cantankerous, perh infl by rant v] chiefly Sth, S Midl Bad-tempered, unruly; fierce; hence rarely adv rantankerous fiercely, furiously. 1898 Lloyd Country Life 176 AL, She is red-headed and rantankerous and come from fightin stock. “Wouldn’t surprise me if she had the word ‘rantankerous’ tattooed on her hip.” “That guy at the bar on your birthday was so rantankerous I thought I’

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An unknown cell number flashed a text onto Grant’s phone. “He’s en-route now. I can only force him to the tunnel. Don’t expect me to hide the body. Or the motorcycle.” Clean rain on soil and pavement filled Grant’s mouth when he hawked and spat. It smacked against the trunk of a pine, its branches splattered against the side of the tunnel and overpass where it’d splintered and fallen. He cuddled the shovel under one arm and paced back and forth under the tree, texting one-and-a-half-handed. “My daughter deserves her father. Out of prison.” He covered the phone with the inside of his leather jacket. Drops struck it and dribbled onto his jeans. The number again. “Then we shouldn’t do shit that

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Share 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! Ramsquaddle - ram*squad*dle v To beat, thrash. 1830 Vt. Statesman (Castleton) 1 Sep. 1/2 (DA) The persecutors of Henry Clay: They ought to be ramsquaddled and chewed up by a ring-tailed roarer. 1963 Carson Social Hist. Bourbon 51, The Kentuckian was the half-horse, half-alligator man, full of fun and fight, with a gargantuan capacity for punishing his jug without getting ramsquaddled. 1979 AR Times Mar 37 [Arkansas talk], There are the euphemism

An April Fool's Day Diction Guide

Everything you'll ever need to know on April Fool's Day is right here in this bonus dose of Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay. Be ready for all the craziness. March in confident that you won't get tricked. Work this word into your day today and nobody will be able to pull a fast one on you! Ranikaboo - ran*i*ka*boo n, also attrib Also ranicky, rani-cum-boogerie, rannikaboo, rannygazoo, reinikaboo, renicky(-boo) A deceptive story or scheme; a prank, racket, or scam. [1893 KS Univ. Qrly. 1.141 KS, Rally-kaboo: irregular, not according to the standard.] 1901 DN 2.146, Reinikaboo. . . “A newspaper story which is midway between a fake and a statement of face; a statement of news out of all proportio