Sometimes Silly is Essential
Ooh, ooh, we have a new word for don’t-bother-me-now use! Insignificant, petty, and minor, have lost their meaning with overuse. Let’s go for fresh and funny. Tickle the bottom of your foot with this …
FOOTLING (fōōtʹliŋ) adj. – [Informal; chiefly British] silly and unimportant; trivial; trifling. [WW #75]
Those Brits know how to turn a phrase with absolutely fun and quirky expressions, don’t they? It’s possible I’ve been watching too many BBC shows on Netflix this summer – but I get a kick out of the offbeat colloquialisms, beyond the obvious “boot” (car trunk) and “bloody hell” expletive.
“I believe that there is a great fear in our generation of being labeled as priggish.” Queen Elizabeth II
And your point is? Who cares … certainly a footling comment, as that was the concept of Brits right up ‘til The Full Monty (1997) bared the other side of Great Britain! Though a serious subject, the movie gives us many footling moments!
Much in life can be considered footling, if you’re not mindful. The trick is to recognize relevant fodder versus foolish footling.
Although … sometimes a short while of footling is necessary to maintain a well-rounded life.
And that’s my Hump-day footling word fun for your rummy rumination!
Word of the Week: FOOTLING. Have fun sounding like a Brit while you discover a new way of expressing yourself … how many times can you use footling in your writings this week?
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