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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Words that haven't quite made it into the dictionary yet

filibluster (v, n) 1) To deliberately make a prolonged speech before an official body by making a statement consisting entirely of 'ums' and 'aws' and 'err... ha has' with the purpose of delaying or using up the entire alloted time 2) The speech that is thus made.

unch (n) 1) Unit of measurement. Not quite an inch. 2) A non-inch.

7 comments:

Maria said...

A small bunch? A short lunch?

TimT said...

If a small brunch is a brinch, then is a small lunch a linch?

Maria said...

Oh I'll crunch small in a crinch, with my little munches - they're minchy! - and I'll give you a small punch in a pinch!

TimT said...

So long as it's not in my paunch, then it would be a painch.

M-H said...

Don't be silly - an unch is a New Zealand inch. And I should know...

TimT said...

NZers! Guve them an utch and they'll take a mule!

TimT said...

Making these puns, honestly, it's like an utch you can't scrutch.

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