Today I was checking a word in the dictionary to make sure I spelled it correctly and happened upon this curious entry: horehound. Of course it peaked my curiousity so I had to read the definition. It was almost as if the dictionary knew what I was thinking:
“This word has nothing to do with either whores or hounds. It comes from the Old English harhune, from har, gray, + hune, horehound.
LOL! I then commenced to read the actual denotation: a perennial herb, used in making medicine and candy.
I feel so much better!
I’m at work waiting for the IT department to figure out an issue with my computer. While waiting I check my e-mail, nothing in my box. I check my cell phone for missed calls or text messages, nothing there either. Then I look up the word dingleberry.
This is what I found:
A small clot of dung, as clinging to the hindparts of an animal. I found this in the Encyclopedia Britannica.
A piece of dried feces caught in the hair around the anus. An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person. I found this in an American Heritage Dictonary.
The reason why I looked up this word you may ask? Well for one I was bored and for two this is what we (my husband and I) used to call BM. The funny thing is (although not as fuuny now since it has a real “nasty” meaning) that I thought I made up the word dingleberry!