"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, 5 August 2009


Flibbertigibbet is an Old English word referring to a flighty or whimsical person, usually a young female. It especially refers to a girl who is impulsive or flghty. It is also used, especially in Yorkshire, for a gossipy or overly talkative person. Its origin is in a meaningless representation of chattering.

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