Maybe he's related, somehow, to our old beastie B.O.P. (Big Orange Pumpkin) who absolutely relished nasty-ass weather – the more nor'easter-y the better.
Our boy Umlaut managed to find a non-cat house spot out of the rain. He was OK and got extra salmon feast because....of course he did! Cat doormat here, remember?
I've recently come across a few words which've pricked my 'the hell? reaction. They are:
Pantofle is a noun. A pantofle is a slipper.
I first read that as stripper not slipper which made perfect sense to yurs truly. Ya see, I’d misread the word as pantoful and assumed it was related to the word panto – short for pantomime OR pant as in ”he was so excited that he was actually panting.” Then there’s the suffix -ful meaning full of or characterized by so OF COURSE I got from there to stripper. You’d get there too, wouldn't you? You can see my lexemic peregrination, right? Sure ya do!
The example sentence just reinforced my misapprehension.
“I’ve lost a pantofle!” he whispered desperatelyWhy would you whisper desperately about losing footwear? Would you not be more acutely freaked over losing your stripper? Maybe enough to bomb another country? Of course, that may only happen when/if you’ve lost control of your own urine soaked narrative.
~ Sally Watson, The Outrageous Oriel
Carking is an adjective meaning causing distress or worry.
fate had not smiled on him … he was beset by carking troubles and anxieties
We went to the aquarium and the damn dolphins erupted in clamorous carking every time we passed their pool. It’s as though they KNEW my purse was stuffed with mackerel.Truckle is a verb meaning to submit or yield obsequiously or tamely.
At first, I thought the word was somehow related to treacle, the British word for molasses. It really kinda is. Treacle can also mean cloying sentimentality or flattery.
So, spineless, pop tart brained sycophants like Mike Pompeo, Jeff “Keebler Elf” Sessions, Tom Price, Devin Nunes (mega sadly, the list goes on and on), eagerly truckle to this horror show man and pour buckets of treacly praise on him.
Manic Monday– The Bangles