(BAR-uhk, the first syllable is the same as in barrel)
verb tr., intr.: 1. To shout in support: to cheer. 2. To shout against: to jeer.
(A.Word.A.Day for 10/24/2008)
pol·y·se·ma·ni·a n [ POLYSEMY + MANIA ; syncope of polyseimania: compare mineralogy] (1985) an abnormal awareness of possible ambiguity; an uncontrollable tendency to bring to mind the inappropriate or unintended sense of a word in any context.
From an article Polysemania, Semantic Taint, and Related Conditions by John Ellison Kahn, appearing in Verbatim®, The Language Quarterly, Vol. XII, No. 3 Winter 1986.
Troll sat alone on his seat of stone,As a Senior in High School I memorized this poem. It is still one of my favorites. There is a full transcription of the poem by J.R.R Tolkien, with comments, at Troll sat alone on his seat of stone.
And munched and mumbled a bare old bone;
For many a year he had gnawed it near,
For meat was hard to come by.
Done by! Gum by!
In a cave in the hills he dwelt alone,
And meat was hard to come by.
The Language Quarterly
The writings of Harold L Chase and his "Ladle Rat Rotten Hut" (c)1956, a version of Little Red Riding Hood, about the Wicket Woof and the Ladle Gull.
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"Remember! The greasy wheel gets the action."- She must have been talking about a Mafia Don!