Sunday, February 24, 2008

Word of the Week (Feb 24-March 1) gommil

Word of the Week (Feb 24-March 1)


gommel n also gommil JOYCE 264 gommul 'simple-minded fellow'; DINNEEN gamal 'stupid looking fellow.' Epithet for a stupid person; freq with foolish, etc; GOM. 1924 ENGLAND 221 'He must of went off his 'eed. to curse on de lightnin',' put in Arthur Roberts. 'Ondly a gommel [fool] 'd take a chance like dat.' 1937 DEVINE 25 ~ A stupid or foolish person. 1968 DILLON 143 That poor gommil, sure he don't know what you're talkin' about. C 70-11 When slightly irritated with him she calls him a foolish gommil. 1975 RUSSELL 51 'Come here,' said she, 'you foolish gommil, and help me.' Now, we invite u to RELiVE, REMEMBER and REFRESH iT and/or even REDEFiNE iT!The main thing is to RELISH iT. N.B. Any Word of the Week receiving more than 10 posts will trigger a prize from Rattling Books for our favourite.

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