"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."

Wednesday, 1 January 2014


   Aerumnous is an adjective and meant full of trouble, troublesome.  Sadly it has fallen out of use but surely it is just begging to be re-introduced to describe the behavious of the Department of Work and Pensions.  It sounds exactly the sort of word you would want to use when when you wanted to be officious about someone's irksome behaviour.