and today’s new word is...

  • 25 June 2020
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A word I’d never heard before came up today
This thread is for anyone to post a new word you’ve stumbled across or even a word which others might find interesting, and the meaning of the word.
Made up words are OK too!
My word was Panjandrum
noun

  1. a person who has or claims to have a great deal of authority or influence.

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ERICACEOUS

Reading my Monty kindle, and sorry to say, I had to look this word up! New to me 🤭☺️ It means acidic
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YAFFLE - another one I’d not really heard of! Shame! ☺️

Sound made by the woodpecker. A repeated note rising in an alarmed crescendo. (From my Monty Don book).

And hence the English folk name for a green woodpecker was ‘Yaffle’. 

I do now remember the woodpecker in Bagpuss in the seventies being called Professor YAFFLE 🙀👍👏👏👏👏👏

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YAFFLE - another one I’d not really heard of! Shame! ☺️

Sound made by the woodpecker. A repeated note rising in an alarmed crescendo. (From my Monty Don book).

And hence the English folk name for a green woodpecker was ‘Yaffle’. 

I do now remember the woodpecker in Bagpuss in the seventies being called Professor YAFFLE 🙀👍👏👏👏👏👏

I’m astounded you remembered this thread, flabbergasted even!👍👍👍👍👍👍

now there’s a interesting word...my flabber is gasted…

(allegedly Frankie Howerd, used to say never has my Flabber been more gasted!)

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