Short Stack Five

Chicanery — deception, trickery, sharp practice

Fine fettle — in good order or condition, healthy

Johnny on the spot — someone ready and available when needed (1896)

Klutz — clumsy person, blockhead, from Yiddish klots “wooden block”  (1930s)

Lardy-dardy — excessively elegant, langidly and affectedly dandyish (UK slang)

Monkey business — frivolous or mischievous behavior, trickery

Much of a muchness — similar; difficult to tell apart (1300s)

Overkill — too much of something; often refers to destructive nuclear capacity (1946)

Rinky-dink — amateurish, shoddy, small-time, cheap, insignificant (1900s)

Rumpy-pumpy — casual or saucy sexual intercourse (1960s)

Schmooze — shoot the breeze, from the Yiddish shomuesn (1897)

Wee-wee or Pee-pee — a child’s word for urine (late 1800s)


  One thought on “Short Stack Five

  1. how9473
    July 7, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Help! I don’t really know what a short stack five is? Pancakes? Don’t go all lardy- dardy on me though!

    Liked by 1 person

    • July 7, 2021 at 8:30 am

      LOL A “short stack” does mean pancakes. I’ve never ordered pancakes in a restaurant
      but I guess you can order short stacks or tall stacks. The “five” is just to distinguish this list
      from the other four I did with the same title.


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