Abboism #33: Ol’ Inky
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Abboism of the Week: Ol’ Inky
Ol’ Inky– n.
Definition: a proper name for a crow, or blackbird, based on its dark color. (This Abboism actually makes sense….)
Synonym: None (and not to be confused with inctum, Abboism #32)
Can you use it in a sentence?
“That’s Ol’ Inky struttin’ around in the woods back there. He flew in here about a week ago and has been hangin’ around ever since.”
Owning “Ol’ Inky“
Supposedly, you have to use a word or phrase three times before you “own it.” Feel free to incorporate Abboisms like like Ol’ Inky into your own vernacular. Use it three times and it’s yours.Thanks for reading. For the next generation, Al Ainsworth alainsworth.com
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