Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Increasing Your Word Power

Great new words I discovered while looking up other stuff on the Internet:

Seppo (n.) An American, in Australian argot. Backformation from imported Cockney rhyming slang (seppo=septic tank=Yank).

Angel turds (n.) Those annoying Styrofoam peanuts that fall out of packing boxes around Christmas when the air is dry and staticky and stick to your sleeves and the rug.

1 comment:

  1. Shades of Sidney Harris and his column "things I learned while looking for other things" (or close to that) in the old Daily News.