I met this interesting lady recently who described herself as a polyglot. Now, I know what the word means, but it struck me that it sounds a lot worse than it really is. So, I was inspired to create this post. Enjoy!
Suspected Meaning – Crocodile
Actual Meaning – One who ties or unites
Suspected Meaning – The surgical operation necessary when you accidentally swallow a bat
Actual Meaning – A battle between frogs and mice. What? It’s a reference to Batrachomyomachia, an ancient Greek parody of The Iliad. The mock-heroic poem satirizes the absurdity of war
Suspected Meaning – What an exterminator does to unwanted wasps and bees
Actual Meaning – Umbrella. That’s got to be of British origin.
Suspected Meaning – Someone from Cairo who moves to Los Angeles
Actual Meaning – Having beautifully proportioned buttocks. A personal favorite.
Suspected Meaning – Someone who chews with their mouth open
Actual Meaning – One who eats only raw foods (unconfirmed)
Suspected Meaning – One who is flatulent
Actual Meaning – An athletic training technique, used especially in running, in which periods of intense effort alternate with periods of less strenuous effort in a continuous workout.
Suspected Meaning – Having sex with paperwork
Actual Meaning – The sensation of insects crawling on the skin; symptom of a nerve disorder
Suspected Meaning – Unable to lose weight
Actual Meaning – Incapable or seemingly incapable of being fatigued; tireless.
Suspected Meaning – Unfortunate intestinal results from chewing on tree bark
Actual Meaning – Excessive use of words 🙂
Suspected Meaning – The brown stains that accumulate in the bottom of a coffee cup
Actual Meaning – A person who acts independently or remains neutral, especially in politics.
Suspected Meaning -Explaining the characteristics of panda bears
Actual Meaning – The act of stretching and yawning, especially upon waking
Suspected Meaning – A person who eats enormous amounts of food of all types
Actual Meaning – A person who speaks multiple languages
Suspected Meaning – Infectious
Actual Meaning – Having great physical beauty and appeal.
Suspected Meaning – Being shaped like a poop
Actual Meaning – Of, relating to or resembling a thrush. I did not see that coming.
Suspected Meaning – Foul tasting
Actual Meaning – One of the tunnel-like passages of an amphitheater or stadium between the seats and the outside wall or passageway.