Monday, January 12, 2009

The Word-Hoard: Puckfyst

Puckfyst: Thirsty. The puckfyst is a dried toadstool. Hence, "I feel puckfyst" [means] I feel as dry as a dried toadstool. (Appleton Morgan's Study in the Warwickshire Dialect 1900).


  1. Anonymous9:21 AM

    I'm going to use that exact sentence in conversation. I'm pretty sure I'll get in trouble for it, though :)

  2. Julie,
    I'm thinking that using that word anywhere is risky. Especially if uttered aloud.

    People tend to hear things that are familiar to them, and well, it doesn't take too much imagination to come up with what people will have thought they heard if I said puckfyst.

    Thanks for sharing this though!