Silly: A Daily Nutrient for the Brain
Feeling a little giddy after the New Year's festivities? Say this week’s Wordplay Wednesday word three times fast … that oughta make you feel downright …
COX-COMBRY (-kōmʹrē) n. – 1) silly conceit or foppery; 2) an instance of this. [WW #146]
I looked for the dictionary’s distinction of “archaic,” to be associated with this word, but nope—they’re serious. Maybe I’m just leading a sheltered writer’s life and everyone else uses cox-combry on a regular basis.
Is it possible, I have never heard cox-combry used in conversation, over my whole, 39 and Holding … and holding … and holding …. life?!
Please tell me if I’ve been missing out or simply not part of the cox-combry “in crowd.”. I’ll be crushed (see the crocodile tears?), but I’ll get over it.
Word Challenge: COX-COMBRY. Being a joker is a skill. Life needs to be a little senseless on a daily basis, to make sense. Smile knowingly, as you fit cox-combry into your week of silly, humorous writings.
Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle)