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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.


7 comments:

  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......

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

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    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.

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  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.

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

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