Mudcat Café message #1466265 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80343   Message #1466265
Posted By: Amos
20-Apr-05 - 09:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: Today's word is:-
Subject: RE: BS: Today's word is:-
"And in the Middle Ages, how concerned people who lived close to the world of nature were
with the feces of animals. And what a variety of names they had for
them: the Crotels of a Hare, the Friants of a Boar, the Spraints of
an Otter, the Werderobe of a Badger, the Waggying of a Fox, the Fumets
of a Deer. Surely there might be some words for the material so near
to the heart of Ozy Froats [an academic studying feces] than shit?
What about the Problems of a President, the Backward Passes of a
Footballer, the Deferrals of a Dean, the Odd Volumes of a Librarian,
the Footnotes of a Ph.D., the Low Grades of a Freshman, the Anxieties
of an Untenured Professor? "
-- Robertson Davies, "The Rebel Angels"

You choose shitty words, dear EmmaB!! :) This could be a whole thread in itself -- names for scat by profession. Broken strings of a folkie, the Leavings of Liverpuddlians, the backup of lorry drivers, and the mudkits of Mudcatters.