Welcome to the last ‘Wacky Word Wednesday’ of 2015. My chance of digging around for words that are weird, wacky or just plain wonderful (and perhaps even all three)! I then get to dust them off, dress them up and give them another whirl. Today’s word is one that has rather an onomatopoeic quality to it, as you will see.
Daft. Yes, this is a silly word. It is barmy and bonkers, someone who is a little odd or offbeat. For some reason, we Brits use ‘daft as a brush’ to describe someone, or something, which makes no sense at all really as I was unaware that brushes were stupid. I thought they were rather useful for sweeping things up, but there you go!
It is the dopey and the gormless, the half-baked halfwit that is not quite on this planet. It is the crazy, and the crackers, nutty professor type of person who is off their trolley.
It also applies to animals, the dippy dog that twirls around and around chasing its tail, or the preening parrot, prancing about spouting nonsense. What about the cat that jumps on top of the swing bin and ends up falling through!
No-one is immune, as we all have daftness within us. Some of us just use it more than others!