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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!

Mizzle - v1 [OED 1483-->] chiefly Sth, S Midl To rain in very fine drops; also fig; hence ppl adj mizzling drizzly; n mizzling =mizzle n 1976 Garber Mountain-ese 58 sAppalachians, It ain’t rainin’ much, jist a mizzlin; uv fallin’ weather.

“When’s it gonna stop mizzling?”

“Get out of the mizzle before you catch the biggest cold ever.”

“It’s mid-winter. Why’s it mizzling and not snowing?”

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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