Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Word of the Day

The English language is sometimes hilarious.  We have taken so many words from other languages and other time periods and made them our own.  Take this word:

flibbertigibbet - a silly flighty person

It is pronounced like fli (short i)-ber-te (long e)-ji (short i)-bet.  It comes from Middle English, which is English in use from the 12th to 15th centuries.

Have you ever heard of this word?  Do you know any flibbertigibbets?

1 comment:

  1. I have heard it, used it, and I know a few flibbertigibbets persoally :o)