Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Word of the Day: How to speak Tamarese.

Heirlump: (ār'-lŭmp) n.

1. A family relic believed to be worth far more than it is; like an heirloom, but junk. "Mr. Smith wants $200 for his grandpa's old $49 shotgun; he doesn't realize it's just an heirlump."


bjbarron said...

Hmmm. I'm glad to learn that word. Everything my wife tries to sell in a yard sale is a 'heirlump' with a Dottie-generated wildly inflated value.

phlegmfatale said...

good one - I'm incorporating heirlump into my lexicon. I vow to use it in a sentence today.