Hello, hello, fellas. How are you guys doing? :)
Anyway, today I would like to share 10 funny-sounding and interesting English words, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary. :)
- Bumfuzzle: confuse; perplex; fluster. “The team has successfully bumfuzzled its opponent.”
- Cattywampus: askew, awry, kitty-corner. “Everything goes cattywampus since the incident.”
- Gardyloo: used in Edinburgh as a warning cry when it was customary to throw slops from the windows into the streets.
- Taradiddle: a. a fib; b. pretentious nonsense. “Stop the taradiddles. Let’s get to work!”
- Billingsgate: coarsely abusive language. “Ssh! No billingsgate allowed in this room!”
- Snickersnee: a. (archaic) to engage in cut-and-thrust fighting with knives; b. a large knife. “I drew my snickersnee.”
- Widdershins: in a left-handed or contrary direction; counterclockwise. “The wind moves widdershins as the sky grows dark.”
- Collywobbles: pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach; a bellyache. “Mommy, I got collywobbles,” cried the kid.
- Gubbins: a. dialect (Britain): fish parings or refuse; b. broadly: any bits and pieces. “Collect all your gubbins and go.”
- Diphthong: 2 vowel sounds joined in one syllable to form one speech sound, e.g. the sounds of “ou” in out and of “oy” in boy.