March short stack

scamp — a rascal, a swindler, a rogue; do in a hasty manner

fresh — slang for insolent, presumptuous, impudent, flirtatious, cheeky (1848)

smartass (smart-ass) — irritatingly clever or smug (1960)

irascible — showing a tendency to be easily angered, cantankerous

zero-sum game — whatever is gained by one side is lost by the other

nipcheese — slang for a ship’s purser (bean counter), mean or miserly, late 1700s

pish posh — an interjection of impatience or contempt since the 1500s

dinger — any remarkable person or thing. (obsolescent)

humdinger — any remarkable person, thing, or event

mosey — walk or move in a leisurely manner, to saunter. Source unknown.

bumfuzzle — to confuse or fluster, originating in the southern US (1900).

wiseacre — a person who affects wisdom or knowledge, a know-it-all, a wise guy.

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  1. March 16, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    That was a fairly tall short stack, Lea! I rather like “bumfuzzle,” which reminds me of “bamboozle.”

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  2. Charles Quinn
    March 19, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Here are a few I learned on Island Tug and Barge in 1966-67:

    mug-up — coffee break

    fucking the dog — doing nothing, lazy

    shit-disturber – someone who causes trouble

    I had not heard of “bumfuzzle” before but will add it to my vocabulary. Thank you!


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