Ever wondered what a Gloglup was? Or why a group of weasels was called a ‘boogle’? And did you know that, six or seven hundred years ago, when it snowed, people used to say that it ‘snew’?
And if you have your own kooky questions on wordstuff you can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and Ursula may just answer you on her blog.
And why is there a special word for ‘thumb’ but not for ‘big toe’? Ursula suggests a ‘groog’. What do you think?
P.S. There’s also The Word Spy book over at www.ursuladubosarsky.com