Mark Twain coined this popular quote:
“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.”
As advice, it’s not bad.
But honestly, wouldn’t you like to impress others with your huge vocabulary?
Well, good news – thanks to Readers Digest, here’s a few choice “witty words” guaranteed to raise an eyebrow or two in wonder:
KENCH – an old Middle English word meaning to laugh loudly, as in “I saw this crazy meme on Facebook and practically kenched my coffee all over my desk.”
BRABBLE – to quarrel about trifling matters – in a noisy, brawling way. For example, “Every time my brother and I watch football together, we get into a serious brabble over how the refs call the game.”
JARGOGLE – coined by John Locke in 1692, this means to confuse or jumble. “I never try to remember phone numbers anymore. I look ‘em up first because I always jargogle them.”
DEOSCULATE – a romantic word meaning to kiss with warmth and affection. “Before I leave for work every day, I make sure to give my hubby a good deosculation.”
And last, a word none of us wants to be accused of:
LUDIBRIOUS – it’s when you’re likely to be the target of jest or mockery, such as “when Jack walked into school wearing his shirt inside out, his classmates found him ludibrious.”
You especially don’t want to find your financial portfolio ludibrious. That’s why having a solid plan for your financial future is always wise.
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Nikki Earley, CFP®