Short takes

Here are some interesting short phrases and words to fire up your imagination.

Camaraderie — a cordial feeling among comrades (1840 French: camaraderie)

Deliciate — an obsolete word meaning to delight oneself, to feast and revel

Dogging it — working slowly or just pretending to work

Five will get you ten — in all likelihood; chances are good that: from betting parlance

Frigorific — cold, chilly, 1667, from Latin frigorificus

Ignify to start a fire, to ignite, also a software company

Like shit off a shovel — very fast

Let the dust settle — wait for things to calm down

Quadragenarian — someone who is 40 to 49 years old. From Latin, c 1830

Snicklefritz — a Pennsylvania Dutch term of affection for mischievous children

Thunderation — exclamation of surprise, agitation or petulance (1830)

Wordsmith — a skilled user of words, aka word herder

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  1. September 6, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    “Frigorific” sounds like a good name for a frozen treat.


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