Posted by David FG on April 02, 2006
In Reply to: 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'.