What do the following words have in common?

balderdash, drivel, poppycock, rigmarole, bombast, claptrap, malarkey, hogwash, flummery, hokum, fudge, flimflam, baloney, hooey, bilge, horsefeathers, tomfoolery, tommyrot…

They are all fun ways to express a state of


It’s also interesting to see when the words came into use for example balderdash was first used in 1590, poppycock in 1865, malarkey (1929), hogwash (1440!) and my favourite, bilge in 1510.

Here are some Afrikaans words: bog, snert, onsin, twak, kaf.

Can you think of more fun words?


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I am a 23 year old (at heart) who loves anything nonsensical

Posted on March 4, 2017, in Notes. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on What do the following words have in common?.

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