For numquids and quiddles

I’ve been a bit shoddy posting words, so here are a selection.

Clamjamphrie – rubbish, nonsense, rabble. Or (from the Urban Dictionary) a gathering of idiots.

Cockalorum – boastful and self-important person. Looking this up online led me to Ultracrepidarian –ย one who offers advice beyond their field of knowledge. And Ninnyhammer – idiot.

Numquid – an inquisitive person (note: I check these words online because they come from an old dictionary and might be inaccurate or a bit wrong. For this one, I can only find the translation of this as a Latin word, but supposedly it is an English word in its own right.)

Quiddle – a fastidious person.

Today I’ve started learning the flags of the world on Memrise.com. I learnt ten, I know I will have forgotten them tomorrow. This may take a while.

14 thoughts on “For numquids and quiddles

      1. I’m minded to try some of the Slavic flags, from Russian down to former Yugoslavian countries. They all seem to have the same three colours of red, white and blue in bands but in different orders:
        ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ
        Or maybe other former Eastern bloc countries:
        ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด
        Or the Scandinavians:
        ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
        Hmm, all too easy and not at all confusing. Back to the drawing board…

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Heh, the program I’m using has barely started on those. If you like challenge, do you use Sporcle.com? Some years ago i used that site to learn all the countries of the world, their capitals, etc. But I can imagine you liking some of the more obscure quizzes on there.

        Liked by 1 person

  1. During the global health crisis, the quiddles were more likely to stay healthy, the clamjamphries unnecessarily put themselves at risk by ignoring rules and we were all spared the pain of dealing with the cockalorums in our lives. Numquids like myself used the opportunity to find out everything they could about anything.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hmm, certainly wise words to think on today. Luckily I quite like seaweed and a large part of my job involves mud, so I can carry on with my quest in confidence! ๐Ÿ˜€ You’d make a fine fortune teller, far better than horoscopes.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s