Saturday, July 18, 2009

Word of the Day


I'm trying to work my way through "Brideshead Revisited" and came across the word: footle.

I liked the word so much but I had no idea what it meant. So I decided to make a photo collage.

It could be a type of cookie, a nickname for a baby lamb, an archaic tool, a small purse, a baby's foot. What do you think it means?

3 comments:

Melanie said...

Good question... you know, without googling it I'd have to guess it is an archaic tool. Or wait, maybe a lamb? Or... well, I have to admit I don't know this word!

Melanie said...

Okay, and you know what is strange? My word verification word was FOTTLES!

theduckthief said...

Ha Ha!

Apparently it means one of two things.

1. To waste time; trifle
2. To talk nonsense

I'm always coming across strange words in books and end up having to look them up.