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Re: A snappy word or phrase to describe these

Posted by David FG on April 02, 2006

In Reply to: Re: A snappy word or phrase to describe these posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 02, 2006

: : I'm tickled by the humorous use of new meanings for old words.
: : Examples include:
: : ? Rapscallion: Funky spring onion
: : ? Disconsolate: A particular embassy
: : I haven't been able to learn of a snappy word or phrase to describe these. Does anyone have any ideas?

: They're called "daffynitions".

Popularised by a tremendous British radio programme ('I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue') there is now a book of these: 'The Uxbridge English Dictionary'.

DFG