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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 nobody in the world cares.”

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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