• 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!

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 much drama.”

“Don’t listen to that rattle-tongue. It’s all lies.”

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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