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Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Wabbits and fuds....

I cannot help but comment on two "worthless words" that have come up on http://home.mn.rr.com/wwftd/. Yesterday's word was "wabbit", and of course I had the standard pop culture reaction -- it is what Elmer Fudd called Bugs Bunny and his like (if by some incredible misfortune you have no idea what I am talking about, go here). Of course it means no such thing ("[origin uncertain] Scot. tired out, exhausted; slightly ill"). But since one thing leads to another, today's word is "fud", and again wwftd has come through:
[origin uncertain]
Scot. and Brit. dial.
1) the backside or rump
2) the tail of a hare or rabbit
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