Wacky Word Quiz

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost upon us, so, yay! Today, I’ve brought back the word quiz.

Those who’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know what to do. Well, not that it’s overly complicated. Quite simple really.

Each word will have four possible definitions, of course, only one will be right. You can put your guesses in the ‘Comments’ section, or not, and I’ll be back to reveal (Ta-da!) the correct one.

As before, I’ll ask each of you to practice ‘Googlestraint” (made that one up myself, my Mom is so proud . . . um, I think.) In plain English, please do not ask Google or any other ‘know-it-all’ virtual entity.

Here we go!


A: to be confused

B: to have social anxiety causing flatulence

C: (19th century slang) to make a huge mistake that cannot be fixed easily

D: the tuft of hair on top of a male baboon’s head


A: taking one’s sweet time at a project/activity

B:  the large wheel on a cotton ginny machine

C: a lie

D: navel lint


A: to speak eloquently

B: tendency to spray saliva when speaking

C: an unruly nose hair that causes irritation and embarrassment

D: to walk gracefully


A: (19th century slang) a derogatory term for a chewing tobacco spittoon and those who use them

B: the massive pin that connects the boon to the bucket on a tractor

C: small shoots that come from the roots of a plant

D: the crease near the thigh, on a leopard frog


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Born and raised on a farm near Brockville, Ontario, Mark Bierman's childhood consisted of chores, riding horses, snowmobile races across open fields, fishing trips to a local lake, and many other outdoor adventures. He was also an avid reader of both fiction and non. Transitioning towards adulthood also meant moving from the farm and into large urban areas that introduced this country boy to life in the big cities. After a short stint as a private investigator, he moved into the role of Correctional Officer, working at both Millhaven Institution and Kingston Penitentiary, until it closed.

46 thoughts on “Wacky Word Quiz”

  1. Bumfuzzle!!! If that’s not 19th century slang for ‘we done stuffed it up’, I’m quitting writing!
    Tarradiddle… a lie?
    Sialoquent… this one’s got me. Maybe to walk gracefully?
    Ratoon… I think the tractor one, but I have to go for the leopard frog just for sheer weirdness!

    AWESOME fun, Mark 🙂

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  2. Hi Mark! Hope all is well, and going on! Sorry, i forgot the last quizzes, but now i am on top. Lol Honestly, i am sure i am going wrong with all my guesses, but it so funny to be part of the quiz. ;-
    Now (drumrolls :-))) my answers:
    Bumfuzzle: D
    Tarradiddle: C
    Sialoquent: B
    Ratoon: B


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  3. WHERE do you find these? Not only that, how do you come up with the WRONG definitions? They’re all so clever.
    As usual, I’m clueless, but I’m going to go with “B” for all of them, except the first one which I think could be “C”
    Love these posts, Mark!

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