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Honyoks and Hunyokkers

Kyle in Fort Monroe, Virginia, says his family jokingly uses the term honyock to refer to “someone who acts in a silly way,” and often applies this word to politicians and bad drivers. Variously spelled, hunkyak, hunyakker, or hunyokker...

Adynaton Origin and Meaning

The word adynaton, which refers to a jocular phrase that emphasizes the idea of impossibility, was adopted into English from Greek, where adynaton means “impossible,” a combination of a- meaning “not” and dynatos, which means...

walk-up shooting

walk-up shooting  n.— «The holiday is a chance to stalk tawny fields and thorny brush for their meal, searching for pheasants, quail and Hungarian partridges.…The expense of the sport tends to limit it to the manor-born set. An...

eveninger

eveninger  n.— «The Budapest Eveninger Esti Hirlap said the last consignment of an important order from Lebanon had just been routed to Szeged, a south Hungarian town.» —“Hungary exports cowboy blue jeans” by AP in...

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