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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!

Oojit-nawsty - adj [See quot] 1929 AmSp 5.19 swMO, Oojit-nawsty . . .Good or pleasing. Used in describing anything from music to corn whiskey. It is in common use near Southwest City, Mo., and is said to be derived from a Cherokee Indian word.

“You wouldn’t think a word that sounds like ‘eew, it’s nasty’ would mean good and pleasing.”

“Know what kind of pie that is? Oojit-nawsty pie.”

“It must’ve been oojit-nawsty if she chugged it all.”

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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