Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I Have the Sniffles and it's Not at all Funny


funny word of the day: sniffle

I woke up this morning with a stuffed up nose and the beginnings of a summer cold so I thought this would be an appropriate FWOTD. <sniffle>

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

1snif·fle
Pronunciation:
\ˈsni-fəl\
Function:
intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s):
snif·fled; snif·fling \-f(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology:
frequentative of sniff
Date:
1632
1 : to sniff repeatedly : snuffle 2 : to speak with or as if with sniffling
— snif·fler \-f(ə-)lər\ noun

2sniffle
Function:
noun
Date:
circa 1825
1plural : a head cold marked by nasal discharge 2: an act or sound of sniffling

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