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Panurgic

(Tweeting as @TSupercargo) ———————————————— Panurgic: Able and ready to do anything (says the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary); or, if you believe Artwiculate, this word is a synonym for Panic in all its senses. And see below! ———————————————— Greetings Artwiculati! Don’t get panurgic, now, but here comes an RT round-up from @TheSupercargo & @TSupercargo Well, it’s funny old word with a right porrige of definitions some of which I have serious doubts about, but there’s been some brilliant play with it. Which I will try to reflect in the following. First of all, class, what DOES it really mean? @runheidi? RT @runheidi Panurgic: the urge to bonk someone over the head with a frying pan, esp. when said person has bungled … More…

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Ensconce

(Tweeting as @TSupercargo) ———————————————— Ensconce: To be safe within a sconse (small castle or fort); to place or be placed in a sconce (a wall mounted candle holder); to establish or settle firmly or comfortably; to place in safety or in hiding ———————————————— So, @TheSupercargo’s passed over his short list, but with less than an hour to tweet, I think a simple list is the best solution. Here we go RT @ariandalen Ah, Mistress Ensconce: she’ll install you in a secure place. #artwiculate (One of 4 tweets by @ariandalen on my long list) RT @dsceiorg Collective Nouns: A memory of empty summer cottages; A porous of chewed entrance holes; An ensconce of raccoons #artwiculate RT @Elixir_V Winter blizzard swirling shards … More…

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Gallimaufry

(Tweeting as @TSupercargo) ———————————————— Gallimaufry: a hodgepodge; a jumble; a hash made of scraps; from Old French galimafree, sauce, ragout ———————————————— Welcome word lovers! @TheSupercargo’s much more interesting half here, ready to serve up an Artwiculate Gallimaufry. Sitting comfortably? Must confess I’ve always disliked this word. I find it ugly and though I know how to say it, I don’t actually believe in my own pronunciation. So I’m with @ismea on this RT @ismea Gallimaufry is a terrible word of smashed mixed disorder, isn’t it? #artwiculate And find myself rising in court to shout Hear! Hear! in response to RT @lawyergirl3 gallimaufry? ~ why can’t WOTD be more substantive ~ like manslaughter But while I find it less than inspiring, … More…