A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

A New Camp and a New Word

I learned a new word the other day: coddiwomple.  It is a British word meaning to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination.  I like it.  It pretty much sums up Beans and I. 

With that in mind I went scouting for a new location.  Reason?  Some nimrod close by would run his Noisemaker 3000 generator every early evening.  I rode Gracie all around searching for a new spot keeping the distance within a mile or so.  This way I could walk back from the new camp to get Gracie without having to load her onto the RV.  Finding nothing I returned to camp only to discover the people across the way had left.  Huh!  Thank you!

It was an easy move of only a few hundred yards.  
This should be fine for the remainder of our time here.

Mr. Coddiwomple and his cat.


  1. Well, I've never heard of "coddiwomple" and I'm British, so it's not a common word. I rather like the Scottish word "daunder" which means to travel without a definite destination. It also means to talk on and on without reaching any conclusion. So it's really a matter of......

    1. I was looking forward to your comment on this word John but never imagined it to be an unknown. Interesting...

    2. I'm British too, although I have been transplanted to the Colonies, and I've never heard of "coddiwomple" either. But it does have a certain ring to it.

  2. I am a huge fan of Howard Hawks and his revival and research of obscure language. My favorite is snollygoster, summing up the current crop of useless politicians.

  3. The snollygoster went on a coddiwomple.....


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