Short stuff

Abnormous  — irregular, misshapen, (1710);  later as a humorous version of enormous 

Brume — mist or fog, 1694, from Latin bruma ‘winter’

Callipygian — having well-shaped buttocks (1831) from Greek kallipygos

Couthie — sociable, unsophisticated, comfortable, 1715-25, Scottish

Couth — familiar, but in modern use: cultured, refined, well-mannered

Uncouth — unfamiliar, but in modern use: rude, vulgar

Drumble — a sluggish, slow-witted person or horse: mid-1500s, obsolete

Logomachy — an argument about words or using many of them; mid-1500s

Nullibicity — the state of being nowhere. Sounds relaxing!

Tellurian — of or inhabiting the earth; from Latin

Wacky — amusing in a slightly odd way, absurd, eccentric, crazy; 1800s British slang, 

                  probably from the notion of being whacked on the head one too many times

Wacko — a tad crazier than wacky

  One thought on “Short stuff

  1. December 9, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    These are great, especially abnormous, drumble, and nullibicity (which might be a desirable state at times).

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  2. Leanne Taylor
    December 10, 2020 at 9:30 am

    What fun!

    Liked by 1 person

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