Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Useful New Blog-name

It's "rawgabbit".  It means "Someone who speaks authoritatively about something they know nothing about."  I give it freely; use it as you wish.  I, ahem, have no use for it of course.

I ran across that handy bit of linguistic treasure here along with a few other old English words whose numbers have been retired.  There is some lovely stuff here.  Although, I do think someone has accidentally switched the illustrations for snollygoster and anon.  (And by the way, what's so antique about anon?  I use anon all the time.  Hmm? Oh.  Yes.  I see your point.)