"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."

Thursday, 2 April 2009


Did you enjoy April Fool’s Day?

My favourite item, brought to me by courtesy of my daughter Helen, was on Nature’s Calendar.

It suggested a butterfly, a new species to science – Aprilis baceolus - had been found in Kent.

Why have I blogged about it here? Because, as Helen pointed out, the word baceolus means stupid, slow-witted, unintelligent, inept, foolish, or silly.

Nice one!

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