August 12, 2006

If you look up "bored" in the dictionary…

Follow-up to Pedant's Revolt from The randomness of tomorrow, today!

My mother has an Oxford Universal Dictionary from 1959 and there are a couple of entries that are somewhat relevent…

Chilver – a rhyme for "Silver"

Chilver

Curple – a rhyme for "Purple"

Curple

Hirple – another rhyme for "Purple"

Hirple

Honourable Mentions

A few words that aren't relevent to previous entries, but just amuse me…

Batrachian – toad–like

Batrachian

A wonderful word that sounds very majestic, but which actually means "toad–like".

Crapulent et. al

Crapulent et al.

Some wonderful words for hangovers etc.


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