"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Saturday, 1 June 2013


   When you get home from work or from doing the shopping do you discalceate?  I do.  It means to remove one's shoes.
You can almost hear the sigh of relief as she discalceates.

To be discalced (used of certain religious orders) means to go barefoot or wearing only sandals.