short stack four

Chop chop — hurry! Originated in British-occupied south China (1830s)

Dough head — stupid, a blockhead, a fool, (early 1800s US)

Fink — an unpleasant or contemptible person, strikebreaker, informer

Flummadiddle — trash, bauble, frill, useless (1840s)

Fussbudget — fussy about unimportant things; Lucy from “Peanuts”

Gizmo — a gadget whose real name is unknown or forgotten

Highfalutin — pretentious, high-flown oratory, pompous, self-important (1839)

Hobnob — to drink sociably; mingle; chat informally (1550)

Humdrum — lacking variety; dull; monotonous; dreary

Joe — an ordinary man (Joe Blow), a cup of coffee

Chop chop! Let’s hobnob and talk a little flummadiddle over a cup of joe!

  One thought on “short stack four

  1. Leanne Taylor
    April 25, 2021 at 7:07 am

    The cuppa joe sounds great about now.

    Love the sound of flummadiddle!

    If flummadiddle can be used as an adjective (as in “useless”), can someone be referred to as a “flummadiddle fussbudget”?
    (Just asking for a friend.) 😉 ;-))

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 25, 2021 at 10:38 am

      I don’t see why not. And I like the alliteration, so it’s got to be a winner. 🙂


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