Saturday, November 24, 2007

Still pickin' on the Brits

The following story was on www.foxnews.com today.



>>>>>>>>>A survey of more than 2,000 Britons has revealed "nincompoop" is the nation's favorite word out of the 16,500 entries in the Cambridge Dictionary.
The survey found 13 percent of respondents chose "nincompoop" – believed to be derived from the Latin "non compos mentis," meaning not of sound mind – as their favorite sounding English word, The Daily Mai reported.
The poll was commissioned by Ubisoft, makers of the language computer game My Word Search.
The second most popular word was "love" and the third was "mum".<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


SO TO SUM UP:

I love your Mum, she's a nincompoop.

11 comments:

I Ain't No Oprah said...

Don't ya find it odd that the 'Cambridge Dictionary' only has 16,000 words?

Does everybody in England just say the same things over and over and over again every darn day?

Bunch of bloody paggers!

just curious said...

Do you like graham crackers?

I Ain't No Oprah said...

Dunked in milk? You bet yer nincompoopin', Mum lovin' head I do!

no longer curious said...

I figured.

a mum lovin' nincompoop said...

I'm going to have sex with that fence.

gal from new zealand said...

"I love your Mum, she's a nincompoop."

that's right - you've met my Mum!!

gal from new zealand said...

but I'm going to tell her you said that and next time she comes she won't want to buy comics in your store!!!

I Ain't No Oprah said...

That's cuz she's a nincompoop.

cambridge dictionary editor said...

I'll kick your sodding butt, ya blimey splosh-boggin' ninnygaggle!

cambridge dictionary editor said...

I'll kick your sodding butt, ya blimey splosh-boggin' ninnygaggle!

Sparkle Plenty said...

Dear No Oprah,

I'm a tad worried that you're getting all fakie-British like Madonna. Real British is wicked cool. Fakie British is wicked pissah scary.

Quick quiz because I care: Are you wearing spats? Do you find yourself pining for cricket season? Instead of "That's bogus" do you find the words "Codswallop" and "flapdoodle" popping out of your piehole?

Spit-spot call the Uh-oh Squad!
Sparkle