Thursday, 30 May 2013

Bibble-babble

Bibble-babble, Chit-chat, Tittle-tattle, Bavardage, Elderly
"And I heard the man who writes this 'blog' ... whatever that is ... just relies on lazy stereotypes for his pictures ..."
(photo by Kamshots)

BIBBLE-BABBLE

Noun. Mid-16th century.
[Reduplication of BABBLE noun: compare tittle-tattle etc.]

Idle talk; prating.

I don't engage in bibble-babble - a spot of bavardage perhaps, maybe even idle chit-chat if I'm feeling particularly vulgar, but never bibble-babble. Oh no no no. That would never do. One must have standards, after all, and bibble-babble is definitely below the expected standards of an English gent.

4 comments:

  1. I'm sure these two ladies are exchanging fashion tips. They're not bibble-babbling about you.

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    1. What?? Of course they are! What else could they possibly be bibble-babbling about??

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  2. What an interesting word. I'd never heard it before.

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    1. It is, isn't it? Rather a cute word, I think : o )

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