This past week I learned several new words and phrases. Allow me to share a few with you.
Speed sag – I learned of this phrase from a tweet from @BAAPSMedia
Have just seen a cosmetic surgery press release about so-called "Speedo Sag"....Ew
Many of the men that want to get the Tummy Tuck, aka “Speedo sag” surgery, have lost weight or started a fitness plan and are looking for a surgery that can remove pockets of fat or loose flaps of skin from their stomach.
MEANING:It hit me as I was writing this that the facial muscle – risorius – who’s function is to retract the angle of the mouth to produce a smile has the same etymology.
1. Laughable; ludicrous.
2. Disposed to laugh.
3. Relating to laughter.
From Latin risus, past participle of ridere (to laugh). Other words that share the same root are ridiculous, deride, rident, and riant.
And now I hope you will forgive me for the above folderol as I wish you many risible moments today.
1. Nonsense; foolishness.
2. A trifle; gewgaw.
From a nonsense refrain in some old songs. The word is also spelled as falderal.