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The Funniest Words in the English Language—And How to Use Them…
We all find ourselves confused and flustered from time to time, perhaps even to the
point where we might describe ourselves as perplexed. But if those words don’t quite
capture your bewildered state of mind, then you may want to use the term bumfuzzle.
Example: “That movie was bumfuzzling and left me, well, bumfuzzled.”
While a winklepicker sounds like it should refer to someone who picks winkles (whatever
those might be), a winklepicker is, in fact, a shoe or boot that features a sharp-pointed toe.
Example: “I’ve been looking for the perfect winklepicker to go with these pants.”
A perfect example of a word that sounds like its meaning, hullaballoo refers to a ruckus
or uproar that’s on the unpleasant side.
Example: “The hullaballoo was totally wild.”
Blah, blah, blah, some people like to drone on for as long as others are willing to listen
and there are those particular kinds of mind-numbing conversations that never seem to
end. Meaningless arguments and worthless chatter—whether done by talking or
writing—is called argle-bargle.
Example: “This is just a bunch of pointless argle-bargle.”
Scottish musicians are well-known for their skill with the bagpipes, but they’re not as
famous for their talents with the doodlesack. And that’s kind of funny considering this
funniest word is just another word for bagpipes.
Example: “What songs do you like to play on a doodlesack?”
Slang is one thing, but people who indulge in gobbledygook are a lot like turkeys who
also gobble, gobble, gobble, or use language that is basically incomprehensible.
Example: “He sure likes to go on and on with the gobbledygook.”
If you like everything in your world to be perfectly balanced or appreciate even numbers
and identical amounts, then you like things to be eeksie-peeksie, which is a term for equal.
Example: “I think it should be eeksie-peeksie for each of us.”
No one would blame you for thinking that nudiusterian had something to do with being
naked, perhaps representing a cheeky lifestyle that rejects clothes. But the word has
nothing to do with showing off your body. Instead, it refers to the day before yesterday.
Example: “I went to work on that nudiustertian morning.
Although we no longer toss garbage out of the windows the way people did years ago,
it’s still helpful to know that if you hear someone shout “gardyloo” then you better watch
out for flying trash, since that’s the appropriate warning to use.
Example: “Gardyloo and watch out!”
This is another word that might make you blush until you find out its perfectly innocent
meaning. Tittynope is what you call a small amount of something that’s simply leftover.
Example: “There’s a tittynope of sugar in the bowl.”
That’s my Story and I’m sticking to it! Have a GREAT WEEKEND! people,
stay safe, and whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear
but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” – Paulo Coelho
“You never know how strong you are until being
strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most
massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran
“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe
and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A. A. Milne
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not
on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
Curious when I found two black-and-white negatives in a drawer, I had
them made into prints. I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were
of a younger, slimmer me, taken on one of my first dates with my husband.
When I showed him the photos, his face lit up. “Wow, look at that!”
he said. “It’s my old Plymouth!” 😳
Thursdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
Answer: “Poltergeist II”
Directed by Brian Gibson, “Poltergeist II” also starred Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams and Oliver Robins, who, along with O’Rourke, reprised their roles as the members of the by-now-somewhat-harried-and-irritable Freeling family. Dominique Dunne (the daughter of deceased investigative journalist Dominick Dunne) was conspicuous in her absence in the role of eldest daughter Dana Freeling, as she was murdered by boyfriend John Thomas Sweeney in 1982. Adding to the now infamous “Poltergeist” franchise ‘curse’, Heather O’Rourke passed away in 1988 from complications arising from intestinal stenosis, and Julian Beck (the evil Reverend Henry Kane) died in 1985 from stomach cancer. While “Poltergeist II” did well financially, it was not nearly as popular as the 1982 original, but the film was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Visual Effects (but lost to “Aliens”).
Friday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from???
“Mr. McKittrick, after very careful consideration, sir, I’ve come to the conclusion that your new defense system sucks.”
Thursday’s Quizzler is….
What does the following rebus represent?
LAUG SIDE HTER
Answer: Sidesplitting laughter!
Friday’s Quizzler is…….
The following 15 words can be divided into 5 groups of 3 words. The words in each
trio will share a similar characteristic. What are the groupings? Why?
astern, bony, con, deal, land, lien, nit, pending, pinion, range, slander, steroid, tile, vary, venue
LOOK for answers to today’s quizzlers in MONDAY’S Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers & Teases! 😎 Like this newsletter? Want to receive it daily? Also, if you are on the list and do not want to continue to receive this email and would like your name removed from this distribution list, please send an email to the Eucman at Eucstraman@hotmail.com., https://dailyjokesquotesquizzlersandteases.wordpress.com/
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