Bhang: (Hindi) A mildly intoxicating preparation of the leaves and flowering tops of uncultivated hemp.
Several years ago I saw a documentary on Coney Island. Very good program, but at one point, they mentioned that "Coney Island was the popiosis of the ridiculous". I have never been able to locate a definition of the word popiosis and have attempted several variations of the spelling of it. Anyone have a clue?
There was a great moment on the BBC news a few years ago when the newsreader said 'The government say it's an elephant' and after a short baffled pause said 'I'm sorry, I'll read that again. The government said it's irrelevant'.
Long days and pleasant nights
alteration of Middle English wyvere viper, from Anglo-French wivre, guivre, from Latin vipera
: a mythical animal usually represented as a 2-legged winged creature resembling a dragon
trull: trel (the "e" is upside down in pronunciation...not sure how to create that) (noun): probably from Middle English trollen (in trollen forth to travel about, wander), ultimately from Old French troller, treiller to hunt for game without a scent or path : prostitute, strumpet;
Sister Coquina called Jenna a little trull when she was found to be aiding Roland's escape.
pother \POTH-er\, noun:
1. A commotion; a disturbance.
2. A state of nervous activity; a fuss.
3. A cloud of smoke or dust that chokes or smothers.
4. To make confused; trouble; worry.
5. To be overly concerned with trifles; fuss.
Let's hope that none of Mr. King's book signings will be a pother.
I took that to be a variation of Trollop.