"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, 6 January 2013


   Having told you what gobbeting meant in the last post I thought I should tell you the delightful meaning of the noun gobbets.  This, however, I decided not to illustrate.  Gobbets are pieces of human bodies washed ashore from a shipwreck. 

I promise the next word on this blog will be somewhat nicer...

1 comment:

  1. Wouldn't that be a grommet? I'm just being silly. I like your blog. I love to discover new words.