Ancient word of the day: Twankle

Ancient word of the day: Twankle

Twankle

To twang your fingers on a musical instrument or absent-mindedly strum or play an instrument without thought.

Other concatenations include: Twiddling, twandling, tootling, plunking, noodling, thrummling or tudeling.

Tudeling (origin) German dudeln – to perform badly.

The crappiest song that almost everyone can play on the piano Chopsticks was invented in 1877 by composer Euphemia Allen.

Read more: The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities by Paul Anthony Jones

Book Review The Cabinet of Linguistic Curiosities

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

2 thoughts on “Ancient word of the day: Twankle

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: