I'm fascinated by loblolly, a word I'd never seen before. It seems to have meant a thick gruel or porridge, and also thick mud or morass. I can see how that would come about. But couldn't find any suggestions for its meaning as a lout. There's also a meaning of medicine, but that could have referred to the consistency of medicinal brews long ago. The loblolly pine? Who knows?
Allyson, If you got that close to the word, you're doing better than I would. I don't drink coffee, but with no glasses everything says blur blur blur blur blur. Or maybe that's blah blah blah blah. Can't even tell for how long I'm supposed to boil the pasta without reading glasses!
You know, I remember when "humongous" was added to the dictionary! The early 1980s
I have a word to contribute: Fraculated - scrambled beyond repair.
And sometimes I feel that way
I first heard it in the movie "Mystery Men," and there was a machine that could scramble atoms and molecules. It was called "The Fraculator." One of the characters was worried about being scrambled beyond repair, or "Fraculated."
This word has made its way into the Urban dictionary LOL!!
In North Wales there's a phrase that describes someone who goes on and on before getting to the point. It translates as "been all the way around Anglesey". Anglesey is a large island & county off the coast of Caernarfonshire.
Fraculated! Love it. Despite the wonderful diversity of the English language, there are still situations and feelings and descriptions that somehow - amazingly! - there isn't a word for it. Fraculated fills a gap. I suppose fubar is similar, but not quite as evocative.
I love jejune! That's a fun word to say. And the first thing that came to my mind is the June bugs we get every spring. Jejune bugs hang around our porch lights and sometime smack me in the head. (Yes, I know that's the wrong definition, but it was fun to say out loud.) jejune jejune jejune!
Mona, I found this after a Google Search - It said it was mid 18th century English and that it was a term from the two words ragman roll which meant that it was paper or a document that had a list of offenses. I will tell you the truth, I have said this word, but had no idea how to spell it. And, I believe I have used it wrong. I think I have used it when I was trying to explain or say there was a crazy situation. I will stop rambling now.
Romping on the floor with dogs sounds like something people should do if they have dogs. Shenanigans are misdeeds of some kind, things you're not really supposed to be doing. But maybe it's context too . . . perhaps if you were avoiding getting yourself showered and dressed up for some event you didn't want to go to by romping with the doggies.
BTW potato chips and onion dip sounds yummy. With or without shenanigans.
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