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

WHIMSICAL

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 […]