Did you know there are at least 25 words in the English language that mean ‘ridiculous’ – and sound just as silly as their meaning??? Here they are in alphabetical order:
Balderdash. Blather. Claptrap. Cockamamie. Codswallop. Daffy. Drivel. Fatuous. Flibbertigibbet. Folderol. Gelastic. Gobbledygook. Godwottery. Gonzo. Hooey. Hogwash. Malarkey. Nincompoop. Palaver. Poppycock. Prattle. Rigmarole. Tripe. Twaddle. Waggish.
When you say them in your head, do you hear them in a British accent? I do-and I giggle. I giggle a alot. I giggle myself straight into an asthma attack if I’m not careful. I wonder if the Boggarts at Hogwarts get discombobulated by all this? That’s all I got- I have to go use my inhaler now….
2/12/12 – Consider “bunk” and”hokum” added to this list!