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dontcry commented on the word humdudgeon
This word came wabefore my time...
July 29, 2008
gangerh commented on the word humdudgeon
I see you've pulled, frindley. This one already has a date with sionnach.
April 12, 2008
You got me there for a minute, sionnach. I went into dudgeon until I spotted all the layers of meanings. Tell me I'm not imagining THEM. You did mean them?Great word, obsolete for the whole of the 20th century apparently. It deserves to be re-incarnated. I'll leave you to escort it to THE place to be.
sionnach commented on the word humdudgeon
What? You think I made this word up? O ye of little faith! quinion
What's imaginary humdudgeon, then?
You humdudgeon it, I'll singdudgeon it.
Now this is my kind of word. The world is afflicted by a pandemic of humdudgeon. Everyone's had it at one time or another. It's probably the universal dis-ease.
imaginary pain or illness