In my quest to increase my limited vocabulary, I've decided to start "Weird Word Wednesday". Isn't it great when you can throw out some big obscure word that most people don't know? You can tell by the look on their faces that they are lost and confused but most likely they will NOT ask you to explain it. I love to get that look! Heaven knows I've given that look to enough people. Let's just say, I like to use and overuse the basic, simple, everyday words and mainly because THOSE are the words I know! Anyway, here's the word of the week:
Absquatulate (sounds like it's spelled - Ab-squat-u-late)
What I thought it might mean: The fancy way that women hoover over a public toilet seat. "While absquatulating, my foot slipped and I peed on my shoe".
This word actually means: To make off, decamp or abscond
A correct sentence would be: While in the bathroom, the lady in the next stall reached under and absquatulated with my toilet paper! That dirty witch!
Let's all see if we can use it in 10 conversations this week!
p.s. This is a real word and was started in the 1930s, along with many other wacky words. Most of those words are no longer in American Dictionaries but this one is still found in some. Your welcome in advance!