Susie Dent's word of the day

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Susie Dent's word of the day

mumpsimus (noun) (Bank Holiday Monday).

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29 May - "bloviator" origin in 19th century.  A speaker of empty rhetoric and blower of hot air; someone who talks a lot but says very little.

In 2018 she very kindly gave us "quockerwodger" which might also be deemed useful today.

Stephen

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Is that the same as blowing hot air out of your a*se? Rofl

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From her Twitter feed:- "This is the obscure, tongue-tricky discovery of my day, noted because it really fills a gap:

'cacoethes' [kak-o-ee-thees] is the desperate urge to do something very inadvisable."

I think I have suffered from this!

Stephen

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To whiffle (1500s) is to blow this way and that without sticking to one course of action. A whiffler is someone who's evasive and/or is forever changing their mind.

Stephen

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The Houses of Parliament has over 600 whifflers.
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Word of the day is 'unasinous', a 17th-century spin-off of 'unanimous' that means 'united in stupidity' (literally, 'one ass').

Stephen

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My favourite word is from a few years ago. It's made up, but perfectly describes some people

IGNORANUS

Someone who is both stupid and an a**hole.

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Ignoranus, haven't heard that word for fifty years, when it was frequently used by my maths teacher.

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A bit like 'testiculate'

- To wave one's hands and arms around madly, while talking 8ollocks

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A bit tame but Petrichor is my fav word! Anyone know without googling?