Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Superior Person's Tuesday!

Whangdoodle n. A mythical bird that grieves continuously. As far as the lexicographer can tell from the limited source material available to him, this bears no relation to the somewhat mystifying title of the classic Howlin’ Wolf number “Wang-dang-doodle,” with its haunting refrain “We’re gonna pitch wang-dang-doodle all night long.”

When a Twitter account is deactivated, the Twitter bird becomes a whangdoodle.

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. Whangdoodle appears in the Second.

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