Sunday, June 28, 2009

I'm Befuddled That I Forgot to Post a FWOTD Yesterday!


I somehow got too busy yesterday to put a FWOTD on Twitter and Facebook but, rest assured, I'm going to make up for it by posting two today.

Yesterday's funny word of the day: befuddled

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

be·fud·dle
Pronunciation:
\bi-ˈfə-dəl, bē-\
Function:
transitive verb
Date:
1832
1 : to muddle or stupefy with or as if with drink 2 : confuse, perplex
— be·fud·dle·ment \-mənt\ noun

Today's funny word of the day: scuttlebutt

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

scut·tle·butt
Pronunciation:
\ˈskə-təl-ˌbət\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
alteration of scuttled butt butt with a hole cut into it
Date:
circa 1805
1 a: a cask on shipboard to contain freshwater for a day's use b: a drinking fountain on a ship or at a naval or marine installation 2: rumor, gossip

Evidently, there's also microbrewery in Washington State called Scuttlebutt. I've never tasted it but it's supposed to be pretty good. If you live in WA or plan to pass through the town of Everett, here's more info on Scuttlebutt: http://www.scuttlebuttbrewing.com/ According to the website, they have at least 8 beers on tap at their pub and offer a "Hoppy Hour" (their phrase, not mine) from 2-6pm Mon-Thurs. Sounds fun!

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