"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."

Tuesday, 11 January 2011


Many people will know that sulky means huffish, sullen or moody.

But did you know that a sulky was a form of one-person horse-drawn light carriage in Victorian times or a low two-wheeled cart sometimes used in harness racing.  I have mentioned a few carriages in the past on this blog but I have just come across a great list for anyone who is interested on a site called phrontistery.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I did know that - it is one of those strange tidbits I have picked up somewhere, somewhen, stored in my brain and never use it until I am reminded by it through, for instance, a blog entry.