One more A to Z day left guys! This is the last 100 meters, and as all last 100 meter stretches, it is by far the hardest.
I had nothing for Y. Zero. Zilch. Zip (Clearly I have a few Z words already lined up though!) I couldn’t think of a single usable Y word, until my brain pulled out “yodelling” from one of its recesses. No, don’t worry I won’t write a blog post about yodelling (although it is a lovely word, the kind that should be read out loud because it rolls ever so satisfyingly off the tongue). It did make me wonder about other random Y words and so today, I give you a post about interesting and weird Y words that you may not have come across before. These are not all official words (from the dictionary), some were plucked from the quagmire of the internet.
(I’m so glad, by the way, that the Y section of the dictionary is small, there is only so much time one can spend snuggled up with one’s dictionary.)
Yogibogeybox: This is a word invented by James Joyce in Ulysses (Which I have yet to read. *Adds to ever growing reading list*). As far as I can tell it refers to the tool(s) used by a spiritualist. The word is very Lewis Carroll or Dr Seuss, don’t you think? In fact, I imagine that’s what Dr Seuss would have called a lunchbox, and of course it would have contained Green Eggs and Ham. Continue reading