A new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary was released last week, obviously pushed out quickly to beat the Harry Potter rush. These new releases seem to be a monthly occurrence these days, and from some of the words in the new edition, it appears they have my evil twin working for them. Which is more than a mite disturbing, I thought I was the evil twin.
Nonetheless, it’s pleasing, nay gratifying, to see that a large percentage of my vocabulary is now Official Queen’s English. As a matter of fact, Her Majesty’s always consulting her gaydar these days (a gift from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands), and slipping combinations of the following into everyday usage:
All I want to know is how wazzock managed to stay out of the OED for so long? I’ve been using it since I was a kid, and I’m certain that was the original name for The Wurzels. And where the hell is “twunt”? The wazzocks.
“Scaryduck’s ‘Did You Know...?’ No. 1117”
The classic poem:
Here I sit
Paid my penny
...was penned by the world famous wit Oscar Wilde in 1896. The original has been preserved for the nation, and may be inspected, for a small charge, in the Gentlemen’s toilets at the British Museum.