Who’s got a great word? I do!

Every now and then I come across a word which stops me in my tracks because it is simply fabulous. Today that happened. The word is:

Honeyfuggle

It’s not from Harry Potter and it’s not a Muppet. In fact it’s a 19th century US word.

President Roosevelt was considered a “prize honey-fugler” by the Syracuse Herald in 1934 . So what does it mean?

Well, according to the Dictionary of American Regional English it means “to hoodwink or entice by flattery”.

I think this could be appropriately applied to many people in the 21st century, so it’s a shame it’s fallen out of fashion. Perhaps, together, we people of the internet might bring it back. I think you’re all good enough to do it. You’re attractive and you’ll get a lot out of it. You’ll feel like a million bucks, so who’s with me? Anyone?

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