"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."

Friday, 28 January 2011


An ort was a scrap of leftover food; any remainder. The word is no longer in general use.

1 comment:

  1. I get such a kick out of the words that are no longer in use...this one makes me laugh out loud, just to say it - no matter what the meaning.


    I feel like a seal :)