The Wage Shop

There’s new words being added to the dictionary all the time. Did you know that mansplain is now in the Oxford English Dictionary?! But there’s loads of great words already in there we don’t use. Want to learn some new ones? Read on….

1) Crapulence – a Latin word for that feeling you get when you’ve eaten too much. Feel sick after stuffing your face with that whole pizza? Then you are crapulent.
2) Constellate – it means to form or cause a group to form or gather together. Constellate outside the pub for that Friday night drink!
3) Grawlixes – the string of symbols used to replace curse words in a piece of text. @&$!
4) Sitzmark – the impression your bum makes in the snow when you fall over.
5) Borborygmus – the name of the noise your stomach makes when you’re hungry.
6) Dysania – ever struggle to get out of bed in the morning? You suffer from dysania.
7) Barm – the froth on top of your pint. Or a bread roll, bap or cob, depending on what part of the country you’re from!
8) Slonk – when you’re so hungry you gobble up your food quickly.
9) Zarf – the cardboard sleeve around your cup of coffee from the over priced coffee shop is called a Zarf. Interesting fact – the paper zarf was invented in 1991 in America and was called the ‘Java Jacket.’
10) Lethologica – it’s on the tip of my tongue. You know, thingy, what’s it called? Lethologica – the term for when you can’t recall the word you want to use.