Hits and Misses and an Occasional Foul
What a great word! It brings up so many images in my mind, none pleasant. According to this newfangled Internet thing, it means a 'cheap and insubstantial stew,' just above recipes for such a thing. Yum. But it also brings to mind the term 'slubberdegullion,' which is described in "Depraved and Insulting English" (such a favorite tome that my own copy is falling apart)as a 'contemptible slob.' Granted, not quite as colorful a term as 'snivelard' or 'merdiverous'. I find it interesting that Peter Gabriel and Genesis used the term "slubberdegullions" as a numerical value in the song "The Colony of Slippermen," though the term might actually be "slubberdegillions,' a definite adaptation.Of course none of this has anything to do with slumgullions, does it?Still a good word.
I need that book in my library. Will locate a copy.
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