Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday

1. Mungo- A dumpster diver- one who extracts valuable things from trash.

2. Nihilarian- A person who deals with things lacking importance.

Taken from: Weird English Words

6 comments:

  1. Weird indeed. We have a mungo who drives through our neighborhood every garbage day.

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  2. I never knew there was a word for dumpster divers! Interesting!!

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  3. We have a number of place names in Australia that use Mungo. My grandad used to go on fishing trips to a place called Mungo Brush. There's also a Lake Mungo that had some famous fossils I think. Never heard of a dumpster diving use for it- I thought they were called freegans. Nihilarian, sounds a bit made up from nihilist.

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  4. Wow - two very interesting words. A mungo is something I see once and a while but I didn't know there was a name for them.

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  5. Julie P.- Lol so do we.

    Bermudaonion, Margot- I didn't either.

    Louise- Thanks! for commenting.

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