"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


d from Quincy, Massachusetts, runs a daily blog on which he posts a word game involving Word Verification words and what they might mean. It's a sort of 'create your own sniglets'. One of the latest ones was “biscaree”. I suggested -
bisceree (noun) The crumbs from a biscuit. Usually used to describe the debris of an attempt to eat a very crumbly biscuit while balancing a cup of tea on your knee in posh company.

He smiled self-consciously as he tried to hide the biscaree spilling from his lap onto the Persian rug.


  1. Hello Scriptor Senex! I have been a blog sloth of late...busy keeping up with the demands of the holiday gift-giving craze from my clients (so much so that I neglect my own gifting opportunities). But in the spirit of gifting, I want to thank you for commenting on my little blog. I very much enjoy reading your posts on What Does It Mean? I think this little world wide writing community is rather intriguing. I will be checking back on more of your prolific work! Enjoy the day! Erin

    P.S. My vw? sispo...see what you can come up with that!

  2. sispo (n) The intimate ablutions of a female sibling. usually used in a slightly derogatory manner.
    Oh, come on , Jean, I need the bathroom. How long is that sispo going to take?