My thoughtful and intelligent older son got me a neat Christmas gift. It's a tear-off calendar entitled "Jeffrey Kacirk's Forgotten English: A 365-Day Calendar of Vanishing Vocabulary and Folklore for 2011." I thought some of my readers might be interested in today's word:
"Scurryfunge: A hasty tidying of the house between the time you see a neighbor and the time she knocks on the door."--From John Gould's Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, and Wazzats, 1975
Bet you didn't know there was a word for it!
I'll plan on sharing some of the more noteworthy entries over the course of the coming year. Thanks, Trevor!