Today’s redundant words are:-
Glossolalia nonsensical talk, gibberish
Gobemouche a gullible person
Gynotikolobomassophile – the meaning of which should become apparent as you read the tale!
There are all kinds of philes. No, I don’t mean containers for paper, or things to smarten up your nails. Anyway, they start with an eff not a pee!
I’m thinking of ailurophiles like my friend Rosey who adores cats. There’s Pete the Plonker who’s an oenophile because he loves fine wines. I’m a clinophile because I enjoy lying in bed and a logophile because I’m fascinated by words, hence my theme. My mate Andy’s a coimetrophile, a lover of cemeteries which is useful as he’s a gravedigger.
In the current situation, the most useful phile for singletons like me has to be autophile, someone who prefers to be alone!
But the chap I want to tell you about was known as Nathan the Nibbler. He’s was a gynotikolobomassophile. He’d find a gobemouche, start chatting about the weather or something then ask ‘do you want to hear a secret?’ He’d whisper a load of glossolalia in their ear, nibble their lobe and run off!
Once, he accidentally loosened a lady’s earring which got stuck in his throat and he almost choked to death!
Isabellina O’Muireadhaigh is a sesquipedalophile because she’s obsessed with very long words, and Jo Po loves …..
*Gynotikolobomassophile is, of course, someone who can’t resist nibbling ears!
Tomorrow’s 12 words
Huggermugger, Habiliment, Houppelande, Horse-coper, Husbandman, Hornswoggles, Howbeit, Hereat. Halt, Heretofore, Howbeit and Hereat.