Read this, you snollygosters!
I love a funny-sounding word. A few years ago while appearing on the Late Late Show, listeners of The Early Breakfast dared me to drop the word "discombobulate" into conversation. So I did!
Amy's tweet reminded me of this, and how much I love funny-sounding words!
— Amy McDonald (@catam206) November 19, 2019
Bloviate – to speak pompously or brag
Idiosyncratic – left of centre
Collywobbles – butterflies in stomach
Snollyguster - a person who can't be trusted
Borborygm – a rumbling of the stomach
Bumbershoot – an umbrella
Pratfall - a fall on one's rear
Formication - the feeling of ants crawling on one's skin
Pog Wodgy - A small bendy branch which we used to put mud on the end and fire at the neighbour’s windows.
Salubrious - healthy
Antidisestablishmentarianism - 28 letters of goodness!
Hurdy-gurdies - amusements
Gardyloo - something you shout before throwing your bucket of urine out the window (not suitable in 2019)
Crapulence – discomfort from eating or drinking too much
Wizzpopper – It’s from the BFG and it’s for when you break wind!
Gallybanders - a homemade catapult in Waterford!
Shellakabookie – a snail (alsonin Waterford!)
Gobbeldegook - nonsense
Giddy-goolie – when we wouldn’t stop laughing as children
PHLOEM BUNDLES – the stringy bits on a banana
I like the word 'pootle' meaning to wander about, makes a trip to the shop for milk sound much more fun - just pootling to the shops darling 😁
— Maeve (@Gremlinertia1) November 20, 2019