Posted by: episystechpubs | November 6, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Ferhoodling Friday

Today I have something simple for you: three words. I liked the sound of them and the meanings, and thought you might enjoy them, too!

Have a lovely weekend and try not to ferhoodle your friends or weekend plans!

From Dictionary.com:

snickersnee

noun
1. a knife, especially one used as a weapon.

Origin

Snickersnee came to English in the late 1600s from the Dutch steken meaning "to stick" and snijden meaning "to cut."

jejune

adjective
1. without interest or significance; dull; insipid: a jejune novel.
2. juvenile; immature; childish: jejune behavior.

Origin

Jejune comes from the Latin word jjnus meaning "empty, poor, mean."

ferhoodle

verb
1. Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area. to confuse or mix up: Don’t ferhoodle the things in that drawer.

Origin

Ferhoodle comes from the Pennsylvania German term verhuddle meaning "to tangle" and is related to the German word verhudeln meaning "to bungle, botch."

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