Monday, June 14, 2010

The Word-Hoard: Bezonter

Bezonter: "An expletive denoting surprise. 'Bezonter me! but aw'm fair-gormed.'" (Robert Holland's Glossary of Words Used in the County of Cheshire, 1886); "Also written bezounter and bezountee. (Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary, 1896-1905)


  1. Interesting word and I LOVE the new blog look! :)))

  2. I love that word, but I love the phrase "but aw'm fair-gormed" even better!

    I didn't realize Blogger had all these cool new templates available. I wasted a good hour messing around with them, and I really like this one too!