Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Superior Person's Tuesday!

Huggermugger n, a, adv, v.t, v.i This grammatically chameleonic term denotes secrecy, clandestine activity, muddle, and/or confusion – generally all at once. A useful synonym for "Executive Management Team Meeting." The author admits to a weakness to a weakness for such double-barreled colloquialisms: "argle-bargle" or "argy-bargy," meaning a dispute or wrangle, and "arsy-versy," meaning topsy-turvy. Come to think of it, all these terms relate pretty well to the Executive Management Team Meeting.

Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Huggermugger appears in the Second.

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