"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."

Sunday, 8 February 2009


When I came across the word glop on Papercages blog I thought at first that she had invented it. But no, I discovered from Princeton University that it is:-
- treacle: writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental;
- any gummy shapeless matter; usually unpleasant.

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