"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, 22 January 2013


To say that one had been pandied sounds rather jolly.  I (and GB) can assure you it isn’t.  Our Prep. school had one or two teachers who enjoyed pandying for no good reason.  It is an alternative word for being caned on the hand with a stick.  Such a pleasant sounding word shouldn’t be used for such an unpleasant experience!


  1. For me the word brings back a children's TV programme from my childhood... Andy Pandy.

  2. And maybe explains why I referred to my small children's hands as 'puddies', many moons go?