Sunday, October 7, 2007

Gew Gaw or Gewgaw defined

What's a gew gaw? For one, I found it's spelled 'gewgaw'. Silly me.

Well, it's:

a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, agate, bagatelle,
ball, baseball bat, bat, battledore, bauble, bean, bibelot, bijou,
bit, blocks, brass farthing, bric-a-brac, button, cent,
checkerboard, chessboard, club, cockhorse, cricket bat, cue, curio,
doll, doll carriage, farce, farthing, feather, fig, fleabite,
folderol, fribble, frippery, gaud, gimcrack, golf club, hair,
halfpenny, hill of beans, hobbyhorse, jack-in-the-box, jacks,
jackstones, jackstraws, jest, joke, kickshaw, knack, knickknack,
knickknackery, marble, marionette, mig, minikin, mockery, molehill,
novelty, paper doll, peppercorn, picayune, pick-up sticks, pin,
pinch of snuff, pinprick, pinwheel, plaything, puppet, racket,
rag doll, rap, red cent, rocking horse, row of pins, rush, shit,
snap, sneeshing, sou, sport, steelie, straw, taw, teetotum, top,
toy, toy soldier, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, two cents,
twopence, vanity, whatnot, whim-wham...

I'm kinda liking the sound of the Weekly Whim-wham.

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