• Jabe Stafford

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, ‘Who’s your daddy?’ It’ll say, ‘Old Stoney Lonesome.’ “

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 Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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