Bookseller: Hi there, how can I help?
Customer: Could you please explain Kindle to me.
Bookseller: Sure. It’s an e-reader, which means you download books and read them on a small hand held computer
Customer: Oh OK, I see. So…this Kindle. Are the books on that paperback or hardback?
From Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell
I love words. Every so often, I will flick through my ‘Foyle’s Collected Philavery’ which contains a collection of weird and wonderful words, less commonly used. I love the fact that for almost every eventuality, there is a word that perfectly describes that situation.
Here are a few. Perhaps you will learn a new word or two…
Having a large bosom with a deep cleavage
To drain or deprive of blood
1. The pendulous skin under the throat of cattle, dogs etc
2. the fleshy wattle of the turkey
a love of beards
1. The cheek
2. a molar tooth
What are your favourite words?
Which words make you giggle? Or make you feel nauseous?