Sunday, December 09, 2012

Mulligrubs. What a great word!



Word of the Day for Sunday, December 9, 2012
mulligrubs \MUHL-i-gruhbz\, noun:
Ill temper; colic; grumpiness.

Mulligrub...it's so British sounding, isn't it?  Apparently, it's used in the Southern U.S., according to Dictionary.com.  I'll have to ask a real southerner about this.

"Mulligrubs" sounds like a British noun
that ends a sentence with a frown.
Now what shall we do on a grumpy day?
Wash those mulligrubs down the bidet!

This might become one of my favorite words.  

"Oh stop being such a mulligrub and just get in the car."  (Can you actually use the word like that?)
"A pox on you and your mulligrubs!"
 
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