How To Snool a Snivelard, Snollygoster or Snoutband

Snooling is not so hard. Anyone can to do it with a bit of practice, but I don’t recommend it. To snool someone, nag them constantly, driving them into a deep depression.

This skill would be fun to try on a snivelard (a whiny person), and a snollygoster (an unprincipled politician). It will be a challenge to try on a snoutband. I am sure you know a few of them. A snoutband is a person who constantly interrupts a conversation to contradict you.

As a writer, I spend a fair amount of time searching for the often elusive perfect word. This quest has led me to discover oodles of words for which I have no need. Until now!

Let’s play a game. I will use these words in a series of sentences and you can try to figure out the meaning. I will list the definitions at the end.

Ready?

Dave was feeling crapulent after a night out with the guys.

He met some old buddies including Jim, a known gynopiper and always friendly but gambrinous Chris.

They kedged and drank and played pool, rather poorly.

Chris played the worst and broke the pub’s pool cue in a barlichood fit.

Dave called it a night. He kecked on the way to his car and still felt crapulent.

For the record, Dave is not a tosspot, although he spent the better part of last summer in London, enjoying the ales that he can’t get here in the U.S. He was not there on vacation. He was with a plunderbund.

Now I don’t like to be a crepehanger. I don’t mind my husband going out and having a few drinks on occasion. I just don’t appreciate being woken up when he comes home. I have been sleep deprived for the last 8 years, and admit to being a clinomaniac. I have also suffered from ergophobia since I was a teenager.

I have some redeeming qualities. I take good care of my appearance and am not some old clarty-paps.

And for all you momes reading this, I was trying to be twee.

***Dave's friends names have been changed to protect their identity. These sentences are purely fictional. Any similarites to my life, and my husband Dave are purely coincidental.

What Does It All Mean?

  • Crapulent: derived from the Latin crapula; sick from drinking and/ or eating too much
  • gynopiper: one who stares lewdly at women
  • gambrinous: full of beer
  • kedge: to fill oneself with meat
  • barlichood: a mean drunk
  • keck: to attempt to vomit, unsuccessfully
  • tosspot: drunk
  • plunderbund: a thieving group of businessmen
  • crepehanger: pessimistic killjoy
  • clinomaniac: suffering from an excessive desire to stay in bed
  • ergophobia: an intense hatred or fear of work
  • clarty-paps: a dirty, slovenly wife
  • mome: nitpicking critic
  • twee: overly cute

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Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

playing with words is fun. thanks.


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks Bob!


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jimmythejock 8 years ago from Scotland

Well done AMY Jane the result was close today.....jimmy


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks Jimmy! It was a fun one to put together :)


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Awesome Hub!! I totally love it. Congrats on runner up place. :)


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darkside 8 years ago from Australia

Love it!


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks Darkside!


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Blogger Mom 8 years ago from Northeast, US

Very funny...thanks for the entertaining read! =)


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About-The-Home 8 years ago

A bit of a mixture of Edward Lear and Oasis.

Alice in Wonderland and Clockwork Orange

Funny and Worrying.

...but entertaining.


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beta1070 8 years ago from UK

Thanks for the very interesting hubaspell wordtacular.


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks for reading BloggerMom, glad you enjoyed it!


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut Author

About the Home and beta1070, thanks for commenting and making me laugh! :)


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Virtu Creative 8 years ago from Tulsa, OK

Being a clinomaniac myself, I am so glad to finally have a diagnosis!


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut Author

I was thrilled to find a name for my problem too!


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Peter M. Lopez 8 years ago from Sweetwater, TX

Great stuff, amy jane.


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks Peter!


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Rhym O'Reison 8 years ago from Crowley, Tx

This was really fun. I did terrible on the reading comprehension part. Some of those words I wouldn't have guessed in a million years.


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amy jane 8 years ago from Connecticut Author

Hi Rhym, most of the meanings of those words are not at all obvious! If I hadn't written it, I wouldn't have known them either! Thanks for reading and commenting :)


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Mrs Hozey 7 years ago

Those are awesome words!


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amy jane 7 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks Mrs Hozey!


Leon 7 years ago

Funny :)

I myself create words that make me smile. You might want to check them at http://www.fun-words.com/ (I don't sell or promote anything, this is strictly for fun).


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amy jane 7 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks Leon, glad you had fun with this!


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mwatkins 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

Reading Hubs this am and came upon yours - What a "Hoot'! Thank you for information that I can use to 'talk' to some of my friends! Fun! ;-)


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amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut Author

Thanks! I forgot that this silly old hub was here. :) It amuses me too. :) Thanks for reading!

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