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April 01, 2009


Shauna Quirk

Had to put a lawyer term, huh?

Adelle Laudan

I love, newtome, words. Thanks! Happy T13!

Ann Bruce

I still use tut...just not in the context above.


Pretty funny. Wow, you have a diverse set of knowledge!


What does it say about me that I don't know any of these?


I like Piggesnye :-)


Gargarice - sounds like gargling with V8 juice, which I can promise my SO would not appreciate.

Bella Mocha

I don't know any of them, which pains me greatly. I shall have to find ways to use them as soon as possible, but if I get some strange looks, I'll know why.

Did you know these, and do you use them?! If so, a 'chat' with you must be very interesting!! I'll be looking forward to ours...but I'll make sure to have a dictionary with me!

Mine's up too, by the way. I'm early, for a change.
Bella :)

On a limb with Claudia

I love it when you post these. I always learn so very much from you! Thank you so much!

Alice Audrey

I thought I knew what tut meant, but I wasn't even going to try any of the rest.

Hootin' Anni

supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!!! I so loved this post. I learned a great deal.

My 13 is all about 'icky' foods. Won't you join me for a bite?!!!


Great post! We should definitely bring some of these back. ;)


The first word likely explains where the word "gargle" came from. I like the word "ambodexter". For me, it conjures up the term "underhanded".

Anthony North

So much of the language is lost nowadays.


Oh, these are interesting! My favorite is neidfyre, but I doubt I'd ever be able to create fire by rubbing two sticks together! =)


I love this list!

I'm already making up sentences in my head.

"Dude. I just got feagued by some smarmy ambodexter."

"I'm gonna show that piepowder the business end of this here fleam & we'll see if he wants to get cute with me again."

Gargarice sounds... um... refreshing. Kind of. Ok... not really.

Brenda ND

You're right. I don't think I've ever heard these words. You've made me think--a good thing. Happy TT!


Never heard a one of them. You should do a post on Cockney Rhyming Slang someday.


Wow! I wonder if I can drop any of those words into my conversations today.

Susan Helene Gottfried

We were discussing quoth last night -- did you know it has a present tense? So you've got great timing with this.

btw, bleeding is back in vogue in some arenas. It turns out that leeches are a great way to remove diseased flesh from a wound. Lovely, huh? (The good news is that as soon as they have eaten all the bad flesh, they detach, leaving only the good behind. But imagine having them ON you!)


Interesting list! Never heard any of those words before, but I'm not a native speaker anyway. Happy TT!

Tilly Greene

WOW! I'm going to pass this list on to my FIL for his pub quiz - wonder how many people will know the answers?

Great list darlin' :-)


Great words!
I knew a few because I'm a reader & medieval times in general is one of my favorite times in history for books to be set in.


Very interesting! Thanks for sharing these!


It's really interesting how our language changes over time. And I love the words you chose. I've heard tut in this context. "Tut, tut, it looks like rain." I believe it was Pooh to make the bees go away. My hubby loves to quote it.


After visiting all of your wonderful T13 posts, you are no longer a piepowder to me ;0)


Another great list, Nicholas!!! I'm glad you found me. Love those new graphics on your sidebar! *wink
Don't you think it's about time you added me to your blogroll?


What a great book for historical authors to use, peppering our MSs with funky old terms.

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