Sunday, March 9, 2014

Wonderful Old English Words We Should Still Be Using Today

the best words that need reviving.

1. Ultracrepidarian (n):"Somebody who gives opinions on subjects they know nothing about."
Example: Too many ultracrepidarians discuss the conflict in Syria.
2. Snollygoster (n): "a shrewed, unprincipled person, especially a politician."
Example: Many consider Chris Christie a snollygoster after the Bridgegate scandal.
3. Zwodder (n): "a drowsy and stupid state of body or mind."
Example: Without my morning coffee, I remain in a zwodder all day.
4. Philogrobolized (adj): "conveys a hangover without ever having to admit you've been drinking."
Example: Pedialyte freezer pops can save even the most philogrobized partier.
5. Grufeling (v): "To lie close wrapped up and in a comfortable-looking manner; used in ridicule."
Example: Avoid grufeling in the face of a challenge.
6. Clinomania (n): "an obsessive desire to lie down."
Example: Without adequate sleep, you'll suffer from more than clinomania.
7. Hum durgeon (n): "an imaginary illness; also "the thickest part of his thigh is nearest his arse."
Example: You should never claim hum durgeon to miss work.
8. Quomodocunquize (v): "to make money in any way that you can."
Example: Rather than quomodocunquizing, invest your money wisely.
9. Fudgel (v): "pretending to work when you're not actually doing anything at all."
Example: Sometimes fudgeling can actually increase your focus.
10. Snecklifter (n): "a person who pokes his [or her] head into a pub to see if there's anyone who might stand him [or her] a drink."
Example: Snecklifters never pay for their own whiskey - or offer to buy one for you.
11. Ergophobia (n): "the morbid fear of returning to work."
Example: The worst employees suffer from extreme ergophobia on Mondays.
12. Famelicose (adj): "constantly hungry."
Example: I'm famelicose for a grilled cheese.
13. Groke (v): "to gaze at somebody while they're eating in the hope that they'll give you some of their food."
Example: My dog constantly grokes at me longingly while I eat dinner.

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