Donna is looking for funny words today
My brain was tired so I googled “funniest word” and came upon this site –
These words are used commonly in PEI and the Maritimes but more often with the older generation than the younger.
bamboozle – To cheat or deceive.
donnybrook – An melee, a riot. (or a fight in a hockey game…)
filibuster- Refusal to give up the floor in a debate to prevent a vote. (a common practise in Canadian parliament)
flibbertigibbet Nonsense, (we would use this to describe a person who is foolish or flighty)
flummox To exasperate – (unable to solve a problem – “This math problem has me flummoxed!”)
gobbledygook Nonsense, balderdash (more commonly used to describe words that can’t be understood – “Those politicians are full of gobbledygook!”
hornswoggle To cheat or deceive (usually to do with money or trading)
hullabaloo An uproar or scandal
kerfuffle Nonsense, balderdash – (we would use this word to describe a fuss over nothing – Buying the choir gowns caused quite a kerfuffle… ((sorry – I’m a pastor’s wife))
lollygag To move slowly, fall behind – My mother would say to me “Stop lollygagging about” whenever I was wasting time.
malarkey Nonsense, balderdash – If someone was trying to pull one over on me, I’d say “Get out here – you’re full of malarkey!”
mollycoddle To treat too leniently.
namby-pamby Weak, with no backbone – (Quite an insult)
shenanigan Prank. (in a fun way – the kids were full of shenanigans at the party)
whippersnapper An upstart, a smart guy – (usually an older person will refer to a younger person with this term)
Our family has even invented a new word – flustrated.
It describes how you feel when you are both frustrated and flustered.
How about you? What’s the funniest word you’ve heard? Has your family invented a new word?
And since Donna got this whole thing started, I’ll end with one of her phrases,
“See you in the comments!”