"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."

Saturday, 1 January 2011


Jumentous means smelling strongly of a beast of burden; smelling like horse urine.

What a lovely word to start the new year!!!

1 comment:

  1. This is one word the meaning of which I would have never guessed. I'd have put it into a totally different context, such as "He was jumentously busy during the weeks leading up to Christmas".