nothing is quite so scrummy as a warm drink ona cold morning via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Scrummy

Scrummy is a more casual slang word that means delicious. Scrummy is thought to derive from combing the words scrumptious and yummy for informal use. Scrummy is used to describe that deeply satisfying and pleasing feeling that one gets after consuming something with their senses. I think scrummy is an incredibly, well, scrummy word! As… Continue reading Word Nerd: Scrummy

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as mimsy as the borogoves as miserable as can be via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Mimsy

Mimsy describes one who is rather feeble, unhappy or affected. Mimsy is a rather delightful word created and used by Lewis Carroll inThe Jabberwocky. In Through the Looking-Glass Humpty-Dumpty explains that mimsy is a blend of the words flimsy and miserable thus meaning unhappy. Mimsy is known by other spellings, most notably mimzy or mimsey… Continue reading Word Nerd: Mimsy

addapated Julie andrews as Eliza Doolittle via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Addlepated

Addlepated is the state of being confused or stupid. One becomes addlepated when they get themselves mixed-up and out of sorts. Addlepated derives from the terms addle (confuse) and pate (the human head or brain), thus addlepated means a confused head or brain. Addlepated can also mean eccentric - think of Miss Flite from Bleak… Continue reading Word Nerd: Addlepated