Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) and interesting (to us, again) words we encountered in our readings. See this week round-up at BermudaOnion’s blog!
My words for this week come from Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, but they’re not all Australian as I thought at first!
It makes me want to yell at the God that I wish I didn’t believe in. For hogging him all to himself. I want to say, You greedy God. Give him back. I needed him here.
hog: v. informal take or hoard selfishly.
Eve? She’s a fruitcake.
fruitcake: n. informal an eccentric or mad person.
Guns n’ Roses have such skanky hos in their film clips
skanky-ho: n. NZ slang a promiscuous woman
*This definition comes from TheFreeDictionary.com
He thinks the territory wars are over because you and Griggs pashed.
Although the whole town is talking about the snog you and Griggs…
pash: v. Austral./NZ kiss and caress amorously.
snog: n. an act or period of amorous kissing.
I guess there is an unlimited supply of synonyms…
She was so off her face.
off one’s face: adj. extremely intoxicated, either by alcohol or drugs.
*This definition comes from Wiktionary
I thought it meant either very happy or very sad, but I was wrong.
(All definitions are taken from the Concise Oxford English Dictionary © 2008 via WordReference.com unless otherwise stated.)