Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I said that my friend's lips were "pooching out" and my ever-chary friend exclaimed, "WHAT--pooching?" "Now, THAT can't be a real word!"
I answered, "My mother always used it; all of us use it." I said, "I'll have to check my Thesaures Norman, Duke and Les." I thought that maybe "pooching" was one of my mother's made-up words like "briggety"!
All of the brothers agreed with the usage of "pooching"!
Since my friend is so smart, I decided I'd better check the OED! Guess what? POOCHING is a perfectly good Anglo-Saxon word and it's not even slang! (NOTE: while writing this, Spell Check denies it, but dammit, I KNOW it's a word!)
POOCHING: present participle of "pooch":
to bulge, protrude or cause to protrude. Used with "out".
Example: "his lower lip pooched out in disappointment."
Les just yelled at me: "Do you know what a pooch punt is in football?" (No, of course, I DON'T!)
POOCH PUNT: "A kick used by punters when the team is too far out for a field goal and too close to kick a normal punt."
Yes, we learn something new every day and yes, my dear friend I used "EVER-CHARY" to describe YOU (who does not want her name mentioned!)