New words for my dictionary this week.
Hurrahumph – this is what happens when you pretend you aren’t even ever so slightly slightly miffed at not being shortlisted for an award such as The Mads. But then you see the high calibre of the shortlistees and make this noise. It’s no wonder you weren’t included. Take heart though The Slummies are here.
Farage – a lesser form of schadenfreude. Delight at someone else’s misfortune once you establish they haven’t been seriously hurt tempered with the uncharitable thought that it should really have been someone from the BNP then it would have been really funny.
NuBo – that squirmy sense of unease when a vulnerable person is firstly exploited and then patronised. Applies to the mentally ill, aged, very young and terminally stupid.
Lembit – feeling sorry for someone you didn’t think you ever could. Could be brought on by watching them being picked on by the merciless class bullies.
Burley – not to be confused with a Lembit. In the case of a Burley, even if you’re not sure why, you know they deserve it.
Clegg – when the current infatuation loses its shine and reveals itself to be more troublesome and involved than you ever imagined. (Compare the turbo juicer, acrylic nails, cashmere jumper and cut-price deep-fat fryer)
Pakora-regret (synonym prawn toast-remorse) – the sense that despite long deliberation you’ve plumped for the wrong option.