Thursday, October 15, 2009

Get Blotto, Bumble About and Then Skedaddle

funny word of the day: blotto

Definition from

blotto [ˈblɒtəʊ]
Slang unconscious, esp through drunkenness
[from blot1 (vb); compare blot out]

Yesterday's FWOTD: bumble

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈbəm-bəl\
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): bum·bled; bum·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology: Middle English bomblen to boom, of imitative origin
Date: 15th century
1 : buzz
2 : drone, rumble

Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): bumbled; bumbling
Etymology: perhaps alteration of bungle
Date: 1532
intransitive verb
1 : blunder; specifically : to speak ineptly in a stuttering and faltering manner
2 : to proceed unsteadily : stumble
transitive verb
: bungle

— bum·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

— bum·bling·ly \-b(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

Tuesday's FWOTD: skedaddle

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ski-ˈda-dəl\
Function: intransitive verb
Inflected Form(s): ske·dad·dled; ske·dad·dling \-ˈdad-liŋ, -ˈda-dəl-iŋ\
Etymology: probably alteration of British dial. scaddle to run off in a fright, from scaddle, adjective, wild, timid, skittish, from Middle English scathel, skadylle harmful, fierce, wild, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skathi harm — more at scathe
Date: 1861
: run away, scram; especially : to flee in a panic

— ske·dad·dler \-ˈdad-lər, -ˈda-dəl-ər\ noun

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