Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from The Funniest Words In English.

1. Bumpershoot- An umbrella.

2. Furphy- A portable water container.

3. Kerfuffle- An uproar, a mild scandal.

4.Tatterdemalion- A child in rags.


  1. Short but interesting post ! I never saw these words and like a lot bumpershoot...

  2. Those are funny! I know kerfuffle but can never get it to come out of my mouth properly when I want to say it.

  3. Furphy is new to me. I wonder if that would include the water bottles that are popular today. Thanks for playing along!

  4. YAY. I knew 3! Haven't heard of bumpershoot before- it's certainly a funny sounding word. Furphy is quite commonly used in Australia actually, it was based on water containers, but is actually used for lying, or untruths "That's a furphy". I learnt tatterdemalion from Enid Blyton's Famous Five- she actually uses it a few times in the series of books.

    1. Louise- Your comments to these words were interesting, thanks!