Fissilingual Predictions

Chewing on the past and future is a New Year's cliché that no word-loving breedbate can resist

(7) Infausting, adj.: inflicting bad luck upon others.

(8) Breedbate: one looking for a fight or argument.

(9) Anoia: idiocy.

(10) Fissilingual: speaking with forked tongue.

(11) Gardyloo: exclamation, of the sort formerly given just as one throws a pot of scraps or excrement out the window.

(12) Old English words found inThe Columnist's Friend, also known asMatt's Most Excellent Christmas Present, and known in bookstores asDepraved and Insulting English, Novobatzky and Shea, Harcourt, New York, 1999.

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