"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, 11 October 2009



Nuncheon was another word for lunch – possibly originating as a combination of noon and luncheon. It is now only found as a dialect word.

I can't help commenting that this picture (Monet's Luncheon in the Garden)always amuses me - the girl's hat band always looks like a man suspended in space!

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