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Re: Hippocanerious

Posted by ESC on June 26, 2011 at 14:09

In Reply to: Hippocanerious posted by Emma on June 26, 2011 at 07:33:

: My mother used the word(s) Hippocanerious to describe my antics as a child... Horse play? Any ideas ..... sp. etc.!

hippocanarious -- adjective, jocular. Cf (confer/compare with) flippercanorious, hypo. 1949. Publication of the American Dialect Society 11.22. Colorado. Hippocanarious...Unmanageable, high-spirited. "Hippocanarious children." Page 1018. Flippercanorious -- 1911. Dialect Notes 3.543 northeast. Fine, grand; about the same as scrumptious. "I feel flippercanorious today." Page 481. “Dictionary of American Regional English,” Volume II, D-H, by Frederic G. Cassidy and Joan Houston Hall (1991, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, England).