Saturday, June 28, 2014

Still saving words: "Snollygoster"

Save-A-Word Saturday may be living in comfortable retirement, but that doesn't mean we can't save a word now and then!  This one was just too entertaining to pass up...

Snollygoster, noun

A shrewd, unprincipled person, esp. a politician

And now, some sentences...

          "Cure for writer's block!" the man in the fedora shouted.  "Get your cure for writer's block here!"  Standing on a stool in the middle of Oxford's Cornmarket Street, he waved bags of black powder over the pedestrians' heads as they passed. 

          "I think it's just coffee," Tyler-Rose said, eyeing him skeptically. 

          "I think you're right," said Susan.  "I wouldn't buy a thing from that snollygoster.  Shall we go scarf some scones now?" 


What a ridiculous-sounding word.  I intend to try it as an insult on my brother sometime. 

And don't forget, every Saturday is Scarf-a-Scone Saturday! 

Scones and tea with clotted cream and jam served in simple white dishes.
Cream tea in Oxford!  Photo cred: Belle.  :)


  1. *hehehe* That is a GREAT word! And your scones look gorgeous. The ones I had in Ireland were always so hard. . .were they like that in England too?

  2. That picture is so classy it's making my heart hurt.

  3. This sounds so much like a word someone just burst out with at random and, somehow, it caught on. XD

  4. So many things in this post delight me, snollygosters in fedoras most of all.