Zaklog the Great (zaklog) wrote in word_salad,
Zaklog the Great

Entry #42: Taking my lead from Douglas Adams

For those of you who've never heard of it, this post is partly inspired by a book I suspect most of you would enjoy.  It's The Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams, in which he takes a definition in need of a word, and matches it with a place name which as he says, generally just "loaf about on signposts pointing to places."

The definition I needed a word for: That terrible itch that inevitably appears the moment both hands are occupied.

The word I chose to match up with it, scranton.

Example sentence: While I was waiting tables last night I almost dropped a tray full of meals because of the scranton I got on my left leg.

Feel free to start using this word in everyday conversation.
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