Inspired by Ingrid Law, author of Savvy - we all need to learn a new goofy word now and then to spark our creativity. Her entire book Scumble was born out of a word of the day definition. BUT, why let Webster or Oxford generate some stuffy, mundane words, noooo, let's have some fun.
To start off our Wordy-Nerdy Wednesday I bring you the Burgess Unabridged - A Classic Dictionary of Words You Have Always Needed, by Gelett Burgess (henceforth - the Burgess) .
Since it's our 22nd anniversary, I chose a word that can be used today:
Huz'zle-coo, n. 1. An intimate talk; a "heart-to-heart" conversation; a private confidential chat. 2. a flirtation.
The huzzlecoo that Mary had
With me, the other night,
Was intimate and personal,
And, - well, you know all right!
The huzzlecoo her father had
With me, soon after that
Was intimate and personal -
I left without my hat!
Thank you Burgess for providing that definition and poem. I once read that if you make up a word for a novel, you have to use it at least twice to "own" it.
Now it's up to you readers - use "huzzlecoo" in a sentence this week and let us know how it goes! Can you own it?
Here's my attempt:
Should Dr. Seuss burst through the doors of our fantastical childrens' library in a thneed, he'd no doubt bring about a plethora of huzzlecoo's and hulabaloos.
How'd I do?