We often don’t think about funny words that we use in our day-to-day language, but we certainly use them. Author Adam Jacot de Boinod has just penned his second book of weird and wonderful words called The Wonder of Whiffling and Other Extraordinary Words in the English Language, the follow-up to The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words From Around the World.
In each book, he explains the origins of many of the world’s strangest words, the likes of which will make you giggle. You might want to check out his interesting and amusing blog as well, where you’ll find fascinating explanations of words from around the globe.
I took the fun quiz that was offered here, based on words from his book and got the fabulous score of one out of ten. (The site called me a jobbernowl….a blockhead…but I refuse to be offended.) I think I’ll get out my dictionary and do a little studying before I take another quiz like this one, but it was fun anyway.