Thursday, 12 July 2007

Word of the day

Meanderthal - as a fast walker, this is a great word - an annoying individual moving slowly and aimlessly in front of another individual who is in a bit of a hurry. "Owlnet provides this example: As much as he tried, Ben could do nothing to get around the meanderthal on the narrow sidewalk." It is a deliberately made-up word, and so not really as words which emerge spontaneously to fill a gap - the Urban Dictionary has some good examples.

No comments: