CROTCHET [KROCH-it] : An odd, whimsical, or stubborn notion.


When I first came across the word crotchet I thought it was the familiar word, crochet.  I spent some time researching the word, thinking that there was some literary variation on the meaning to what I understood to be handwork created with a notched needle and very fine thread.  No useful results were forthcoming. So […]

CANTANKEROUS: contentious and crotchety

    It was a toss-up today as to whether I would use cantankerous or crotchety.   I love both words, but had to make a choice, so cantankerous won.   It’s a great word that, when used, doesn’t need a great deal of explanation.   It’s almost onomatopoeia,  in that the sound of the word tells you […]