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I have a feeling more than a few of us have felt finifugal when reading books. 😉
#weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

BookmarkTavern Love this! 💕 2h
dabbe YES! 🤩🤩🤩 2h
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Zeeskeit n. Sweetness, sweetheart (as a term of endearment).

Zeeskeit, Literally "sweetness," zeeskeit is a term of endearment you can use exactly as you'd use "sweetie" or "honey" in English.



ziskite, ziskeyt, zeeskeyt, zeeskeit, zeeskite

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Nope, it doesn‘t have to do with food 😂 I‘m posting this definition as it means to “thwart” in the book I‘m currently reading (The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle). But the main definition is “a hole in a ship's side to carry water overboard from the deck.” 😁 #weirdwordwednesday #weirdwords

peanutnine I love the multiple definitions and how the meaning has evolved over time! 6h
RaeLovesToRead Do you not use scupper in the US? 5h
CBee @peanutnine same! 😃 5h
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CBee @RaeLovesToRead we don‘t. At least I‘ve never heard it before! 5h
RaeLovesToRead It always blows my mind which words we don't share lol. I will have to get one of you lot to read through my dialogue if I write an American character 🤣🤣 Like, Rae, why do all your characters sound like they're from the East Midlands?? Haha 5h
CBee @RaeLovesToRead I would totally help with that! 5h
AmyG I thought it was a kind of fish. Similar to a kipper. In the herring family 😳 5h
rubyslippersreads There used to be a restaurant called The Rusty Scupper, so I always thought it was some kind of metal pail used on a ship. 😏 5h
RaeLovesToRead I should totally make up some fake British-isms to perplex you and @The_Penniless_Author 🤔🤔🤔 5h
CBee @AmyG it does sound fish like! 4h
CBee @rubyslippersreads aw cool! Seafood place, I‘m guessing? 🍤 🐟 🦀 4h
CBee @RaeLovesToRead oh please, I‘d love it. My ancestry is British and Scotch-Irish, but mostly British. I so want to live there 😁 4h
CatLass007 There was a movie with John Wayne and Ray Milland called Reap the Wild Wind. John Wayne played a sea captain who is accused of deliberately scuppering his own ship. This is not to be confused with Wake of the Red Witch, in which John Wayne also played a sea captain. I know the character Wayne played in Reap the Wild Wind was killed by a giant octopus. His character may have been killed in Wake of the Red Witch also. 2h
dabbe I especially love it as a verb: How dare you? You scuppered my sailboat, y'olde arse! 🏴‍☠️ 2h
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#WeirdWordWednesday @CBee

I have always loved this word. It is weird but in a good way.

Yuki_Onna Cattywampus?!! 😂What a word! 7d
Amiable I‘ve always loved this word, too! 6d
Crazeedi I've used this word many times! Definitely in my family lexicon 6d
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Crazeedi I can add another similar, cattycorner!! (A diagonal) 6d
Bookwormjillk Love this word 6d
Velvetfur That's a great word! I must start using it 😁 6d
Daisey I agree! It‘s just a fun, weird word! 6d
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IndoorDame YES 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1w
vlwelser Me 💯 1w
CBee Yep yep yep 🤪🤪 7d
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I like to think the quilts I make and give away are a hug from me to them.


IndoorDame Great word!!!!! 2w
kspenmoll Love this! 2w
TEArificbooks We have a chain of Greek restaurants named that and it is good food 2w
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CBee Oh, I love this! And I need to start tagging you in my posts 😀 2w
UwannaPublishme Great word! 2w
AnnCrystal 💝💝💝. 2w
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TrishB I‘ve heard people say this seriously in work. 2w
slategreyskies I‘ve always loved this word! 📚💕 2w
Deblovestoread I love this word! 💜 2w
CBee It‘s a fun game too - I need to start tagging you in my posts 😊 2w
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Hey, parent(s) of #CatsOfLitsy, did you know that this is who you are? I sure didn't! 💙🐱💙

rubyslippersreads I knew. I come from a family of ailurophilea. 😸 2w
IndoorDame I did not! That‘s awesome! Thanks! ❤️😽 2w
dabbe @rubyslippersreads 🖤🐾🖤 2w
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dabbe @IndoorDame 🖤🐾🖤 2w
Jari-chan Good to know! Thanks for sharing 😸 2w
dabbe @Jari-chan 🖤🐾🖤 2w
kspenmoll New word for this cat lover! 1w
dabbe @kspenmoll Cool! 🖤🐾🖤 1w
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Immediately thought of “squint,” and apparently it‘s a similar meaning 😀 Plus a cool architectural thingy. Enjoy ☺️☺️ #weirdwords #weirdwordwednesday

CatLass007 Thanks! I want you to know that I always share these with my youngest nephew (18!!?) who enjoys learning new words. 2w
CBee @CatLass007 that makes me very happy 😊♥️ 2w
CatLass007 Me too! Except for the fact that he‘s not a baby anymore.👶 2w
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TieDyeDude Not quite the same thing, but my first thought seeing this was the Grand Central Terminal “Whispering Gallery“ https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/grand-central-terminal-whispering-gallery 2w
dabbe Who knew there was a word for that? And such a fun one to say out loud! 🤩🤗😀 2w
Amiable Ooh, that's a good one! 2w
CBee @CatLass007 they really do grow up way too fast 😳 2w
CBee @TieDyeDude that is the coolest - thanks for sharing 🤗 2w
CatLass007 😱 2w
CBee @dabbe I think I‘ll use squinch rather than squint from now on, just for fun. And to confuse people 😀😂 2w
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The Joys of Yiddish | Leo Rosten
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In Yiddish, "mishegas" (also spelled "mishigas" or "mishugas") refers to craziness, silliness, or foolishness. It can also refer to a situation or behavior that is irrational or absurd. The term is often used humorously to describe something that is chaotic or nonsensical.

Daily truth ? #weirdwordwednesday

AmyG A word used often around here. 2w
CBee @IndoorDame agreed 💯 2w
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