The Garden

A blog by Marijn van Hoorn

Serendipitous words

Marijn van Hoorn

Good evening! Just today i serendipitously happened upon three interesting words, in three different places. In the spirit of the Compendium, i thought i’d share them with you.

  • knackerman: One who slaughters and redners worn out farm animals and sells their flesh, bone, and hide. Found in an article in the Guardian.
  • scofflaw: (particularly in the United States) One who habitually violates minor laws and does not answer to court summonses. Found while idly leafing through the Economist’s style guide. (I had nothing better to do…)
  • xertz: To gobble or gulp down quickly and greedily. Found while idly browsing the internet.