Susie Dent's word of the day

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Word of the day is 'quockerwodger' (19th century): a puppet-like individual whose strings of action are pulled by someone else.

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Is 'Sockquockerwodger' the equivalent for old word for sock puppets? 

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I apologise, this was Susie's word yesterday, 20 January
Word of the day is 'exsibilate' (17th century): to hiss a poor performer off the stage.

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@73 - Rofl

 

 

 

 

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Word of the day is 'bafflegab': talk or jargon that confuses more than it clarifies.

Plenty of that around! I frequently think that it is designed to obfuscate.

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'The dog's bollocks' began as typographers' slang for the colon dash because of its appearance :- Its meaning shifted to follow other formulae of excellence, such as 'the cat's whiskers', 'the bee's knees', and the sadly-lost 'kipper's knickers'.

 

There's a phrase for Derek. "The kipper's knickers".   Thumbup  

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I expect the limited length of a tweet stopped the addition of "the badger's nadgers" or a favourite of mine "the canine's cojones".

Stephen

Democratic dissent is not disloyalty, it is a positive civic duty