Q is for Quism
~~~~~~~St. Bride's - Bird Resort.~~~~~~~
Marvellous word, isn't it. And of all the words I've selected for the A-Z blog post challenge for the month of April, it is one I've never heard of before.
But I foresee in my future many excuses for using it in response to peculiarities of speech or story offered by another.
“Oh go 'way out of that with your old quisms!”
quism n EDD ~ 'an odd or witty saying or quip' So. A quaint saying; a remark felt to be foolish or silly.
[c1894] PANL P4/14, pp. 198-9 A quism is a quaint saying or conundrum. C 71-46 If a black cat crossed in
front of you and [you said] you wanted to detour, my grandmother would promptly retort that she was not
having anything to do with your 'old quisms' and continue in the same direction.
And I'm absolutely certain it has nothing to do with this Wiktictionary definition:
Contraction of quasi-isomorphism
Today's post brought to you by the letter Q from The Dictionary of Newfoundland English in partnership with the rest of the alphabet beginning here.