The Winamop Dictionary. Part 1.
Pre-posterous is the condition of affairs before posterous
events have occurred. Posterous events are those which exceed general
expectations. Postposterous events do not appear to exist in the language.
From 'pro', meaning 'for' and Sperous, the name of an Assyrian
politician of the 4th Century BC, who was accused of falsifying accounts, thus
dividing the nation between those who considered the accusation justified and
those who regarded it as a trumped up charge made against an honest opponent by
corrupt Government. Sperous was victorious and became extrtemely rich, probably
by dubious means.
A cry uttered by the actor Kenneth Williams when playing the
part of Caesar, J. in a film with a title which no Dictionary can be expected
to remember. It means 'something or someone for which someone else has got it
A physical jest performed by those who can't spell. See 'Beau
Geste', a novel by P.C.Wren, famous in its day. The book should, properly
speaking, be entitled 'Funny Joke'. Whether it is in fact funny remains a
matter of opinion.
An award presented annually to the firm adjudged to be the best
manufacturer of tow.
Slang. A person addicted to the fruit of the wild rose, which is
unpleasant and curiously non-addictive.
Long OB A fielding position in cricket. A player is placed among
the crowd to catch balls which have been struck over the boundary to score six.
If the fielder could return the ball to the wicket keeper before the batsman
made his ground the boundary was discounted.
A fielding position in cricket, now no longer used.
A specialist in the art of swelling an oat by means of the
application of assumptomised water.