By Leslie Lindsay
Ever notice how there are certain words that make you feel good (hycionic, dawn) and those that make you cringe (moist, languid)…how about laugh?! In a sort-of-kind-of recent issue of Writer’s Digest (not sure the actual date, ripped this article out), they talk about just that, “How to Add Humor without Really Trying.”
Here’s a sampling the words from their list that is sure to illicit a chuckle:
Back to those definitions…I have no idea what a hornswoggle is.
(From Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary)
Definition of HORNSWOGGLE
Examples of HORNSWOGGLE
- <I think we’ve been hornswoggled by that carnival barker.>
Origin of HORNSWOGGLE
First Known Use: circa 1829
Related to HORNSWOGGLE
Synonyms: bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, deceive, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trick
another I didn’t know….
Definition of FLANKER
: a football player stationed wide of the formation slightly behind the line of scrimmage as a pass receiver —called also flanker back
First Known Use of FLANKER
Rhymes with FLANKER
There, learned something new!