Today’s forgotten words :-
fastuous – arrogant; showy.
fabulist – recounter of fables; liar
flatulopetic – pretentious, pompous
“Oh no, here comes pompous Tom,” said Max.
Sure enough, the flatulopetic Thomas Fotherington was heading our way clutching a bottle of bubbly and four flutes. Another lad’s night in the Dog and Duck was about to be hijacked.
Fastuous Thomas is something of a fabulist, so whatever he tells us we take with an oversized pinch of sodium chloride!
“Dear friends, greetings,” he said as he pulled up a chair. He made a great show of popping the cork, the sound of which startled a lady at the next table, causing her to drop her glass of Chateau Plonk on the flagstone floor with scene-stealing effect.
To cut a long story short, and believe me it was pretty lengthy, he told us that ‘Mater and Pater’ (Mum and Dad to you and me) were retiring to their country estate and he was taking control of the family business.
It was then that an old school chum of Thomas bounded in our direction. Thomas cringed and turned away hoping he’d not been spotted.
“Watch’a Tommy” he shouted, thumping Thomas on the back. “I hear your parents are giving you their market stall. They’ll have more time to spend at their ole’ caravan now”.
Thomas huffed, puffed and huffed some more, then excused himself saying he had an important meeting to attend.
The champagne was nice.
Glossolalia, Gobemouche, Gynotikolobomassophile