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Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

May 24, 2017

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!


Obfusticated - ob*fus*ti*ca*ted adj [Var of obfuscated; EDD 1888] Cf busticate, confisticate, discomgollifusticated, exfluncticated (at exflunct), flusticated  1909 DN 3.353 eAL, wGA, Obfusticated. . .Excited, flustrated. Facetious. 1966 Barnes--Jensen Dict. UT Slang 32, Obfusticated. . .bewildered, overshadowed, eclipsed. “When she got up to speak in tongues she seemed obfusticated.” The expression is obsolescent.


“Hey, stay positive. Don’t get all obfusticated.”


“Name a scene where a character is too obfusticated to speak.”


“I don’t care if it’s my first time, I’m gonna leave ‘em obfusticated.”


“Try saying ‘obfusticated’ after you’ve had a few drinks.”


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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