this week’s word is grum which means a mixture of glum and surly. You can also suffer from grumness and behave in a grumly manner. It’s defined by Webster as being a probable blend of grim and glum, which seems likely.
Apparently the word appeared in Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary, but the word died out of everyday usage during the 19th century.
I rather wish it hadn’t, it sounds right and certainly describes some Mondays I’ve experienced in my time.
I was delighted to find, when researching grum, that there’s another fool for words who likes it, Mark Forsyth over at the Inky Fool. It’s always fun to encounter other word fools.
Until next time, happy reading writing and word fooling,