Posted by: Jack Henry | June 29, 2017

Editor’s Corner: Funny Words presented a list called “15 Funny Words You Probably Don’t Know.” I’m going to share some of the words today. I’m not sharing all of them because, honestly, I think we do know most of them. If you’re curious, you can see the entire list here.

· bumfuzzle: to confuse or fluster (from the southern U.S.)

· dongle: a little piece of computer equipment [dbb – This is new to me, but I’ll bet quite a few of you already know the word.]

· fartlek: a training technique associated with runners (Swedish in origin) [dbb – Oh, grow up, all of you!]

· mugwump: originally referred to a republican who refused to support James G. Blaine in the presidential campaign of 1884; also refers to a person who is unable to make up his or her mind on an issue, especially in politics (someone who is neutral on a controversial issue)

· shivoo: a boisterous party or celebration (Australian in origin)

· snollygoster: a clever unscrupulous person (dates back to the 1840s; not generally used today) [dbb – This is my new favorite word.]

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