Drasticks n When camping in the forest, these are the final two pieces of wood that you are prepared to rub together to try and start a fire.
Example – Be careful – those are the drasticks – if they don’t work it’s going to be a cold night.
Sober v To weep out loud because it is early in the morning and you haven’t had an alcoholic drink in over 8 hours. You aren’t an alcoholic though, you just enjoy a drink, don’t you?
Stereostype n One of those people to whom it is really important to have the least up-to-date and most out-of-fashion electrical gadgets.
Example – Dennis is a stereostype – he uses Morse code to order his breakfast in advance.
Portfolios n Books that are suitable for reading only on the left-hand side of ships.
Starboardfolios n Books that are suitable for reading only on the right-hand side of ships.
Example – I’m going to read my starboardfolios before we arrive in Barbados.
Chime n My personal energy which increases significantly when I am blown around by high winds.
Ingreedient v To add far more of a particular item into the cooking than it says you should do in the recipe.
The alcoholic ingreedients added to the rum balls caused everyone to suffer a hangover the following day.
Domesticate v To pay homage to the architecture of the Taj Mahal or St Paul’s Cathedral by having a large cupola built on your own house.
Mambutterfly n A previously unknown cousin of the mammoth that had a multi-coloured coat and black and white tusks.
Example – The remains of the Mambutterfly were recently discovered for the first time in a glacier in Siberia.