There are times when I am trying to get a message across to someone but just can’t find the right words to express myself. At times like these (in an informal setting), I even make up my own words. For obvious reasons they sound gibberish to others but to me they make perfect sense.
However there are words present in the English language that may sound made-up even when they’re not. They have proper meanings, usage, everything.
Let me share a few of them with you that, for me at least, are borderline crazy!
1. Argle-bargle (Noun)
copious but meaningless talk or writing; nonsense.
2. Borborygmus (Noun)
a rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas in the intestines.
3. Flibbertigibbet (Noun)
a frivolous, flighty, or excessive talkative person
4. Gobbledygook (Noun)
language that is made meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms; nonsense.
5. Hwyl (Noun)
(in Welsh use) a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy.
6. Kerfuffle (Noun)
a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views.
7. Nudiustertian (Adjective)
of or relating to the day before yesterday.
8. Suedehead (Noun)
a young person of a subculture characterised by an appearance similar to that of skinheads but generally with slightly longer hair and smarter clothes.
9. Syzygy (Noun)
a conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun.
10. Tittynope (Noun)
a small quantity of anything left over.
11. Wayzgoose (Noun)
an annual summer dinner or outing held by a printing house for its employees.
12. Widdershins (Adverb)
in a direction contrary to the sun’s course; anticlockwise.
How many of these did you know already? I hope it’s not all just argle-bargle to you guys!