I happened upon this expression earlier this month: “marmalade droppers”. Also known as “muffin chokers” in the USA apparently. Defined by Macmillan dictionaries as “a piece of information, especially a newspaper article or headline, that is very shocking or exciting“.
Have you made a list? Or several lists? 🙂
Or have you decided to resist “resolution pressure”?
Last week saw the 7th London Pantomime Horse Race – a seasonal charity event dubbed by the capital’s newspaper, the Evening Standard as ‘The daftest contest in the racing calendar“. This year, the annual event’s theme was ‘United Neighhh-tions‘.
As we draw to the close of the year, I’m sure readers are, like me, making countless lists and planning future projects. So today’s smile is just to remind us that patience and endurance may be needed…
The Guffipedia is a “dictionary of business jargon and corporate nonsense”. It is published by the Financial Times newspaper and houses the “finest drivel” from their archive – as well as “fresh twaddle submitted by readers and certified” by Lucy Kellaway.
Regular readers will know my fascination with jargon, and when I saw an article about words used by hip young start-ups in The Wall Street Journal the other day, I thought I just had to share it with you. 🙂