"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."

Thursday, 3 February 2011


A cockalorum is a menial, yet self-important man; an empty boaster; or a boastful speech. The name is also used for the game of leapfrog.

1 comment:

  1. Don't we all know our fair share of cockalorums? *insert slightly frustrated sigh here*