Everyone has that one friend who believes anything, no matter how absurd it may seem. Despite that, no one likes being called naïve. Wacky Word Wednesday is here to the rescue with a new and fun term- gobemouche. Gobemouche /gɔbəmuʃ/ -noun One who believes any absurdity
Have you ever walked into a room and felt your self looking for an escape route with no reasonable explanation? Or maybe a simple look at Santa Claus sends sirens off in your head? If you’re finding yourself nodding along, chances are you’ve had the collywobbles! Collywobbles /ˈkɒlɪwɒb(ə)lz/ -noun An upset stomach; fluttering in […]
When it’s raining cats and dogs, most of our moods are as gloomy as the weather outside. This week’s Wacky Word Wednesday brings some humor into those cloudy days. Don’t forget to bring your bumbershoot though- it’s wet out there! Bumbershoot ˈbum-ber-ˌshoot –noun Umbrella
Have you ever encountered a longing for a place, a feeling of homesickness for the unknown? You may have traveled somewhere and felt the distant hills tugging at your bones, or felt an unfamiliar sensation as the air filled your lungs and taught you that the fragrance of certain grounds on Earth can be unknown […]
Does your hair hang low? Can you tie it in a knot or in a bow? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a small chance you’ve never gotten your hair cut. There’s a word to describe all you long-haired youth, and it’s this week’s Wacky Word — acersecomic. Acersecomic/ˈæs(ə)rˌsekɒmɪk/-nounOne who has […]
A little confidence can take you a long way, but arrogance may keep you stuck in a rut. In today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, we’ll come across some historically notorious braggers and explore the connection between arrogance and creativity. Thrasonical[THRAY-SON-i-kuhl]Adj. Bragging or boastful.
Imagine living with the constant fear of death every time you eat. In today’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday, we will explore one of the most life-threatening jobs in the world. Pregustator [pri-GUHS-tay-tuhr] -nounA forestaste; A person whose job is to taste food or drink before it’s served (Esp. in ancient Rome)
Pack your bag and get ready for an adventurous journey for today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world! Hegira [hih-JYE-ruh ]-nounA flight to escape danger; a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation.