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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Fun With Words

You know I'm always looking out for weird sayings or words.

attic salt........NOT something you put down for dust.  No, No....  attic salt is a refined, incisive wit.  What?

barn burner.....NOT a fire bug.  A barn burner is an exciting or dramatic event.   I thought a burning barn WAS an exciting dramatic event.

bobsy-die   A great deal of fuss or trouble.
Where DO people come up with these?

and your long and useless word for the day?
ampihibology....a phrase or sentence that is grammatically ambiguous
ie...She sees more of her children than her husband.


19 comments:

  1. Now that I've read your blog today, these types of words and phrases will probably be popping up all day long and I will be more aware of them. LOL
    Enjoy your day!

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  2. amphibiology: that was me the whole time my first husband was in the Army. It got to the point where we were a little uncomfortable each time he came home because we had our own little routines for things that just didn't include him.

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    1. It sounds fun but I can't see myself using it. It would seem too contrived.

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  4. Huh? I'm glad I can't remember those. Well, barn-burner, maybe.

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  5. Save those to use for Words For Wednesday next time you are responsible:-)

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    1. lol...I don't think so. I'll let you have the 'unusual words\ meme.

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    2. ampihibology....a phrase or sentence that is grammatically ambiguous, I think that I could use this to describe my blog haha.

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  6. I know Barn Burner, but the others - nope, I can't figure out how to pronounce ampihibology.

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    1. I doubt it will ever come up in conversation so don't worry about it lol.

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  7. Where DO you come up with these, Delores?! You are a bit of an attic salt yourself, dontcha know ...

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  8. I think I've not seen or heard any of those prior to this!

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