Hi kids! Anytime you hear this word today, scream really loud. My new favorite word for the day is: Niggled.
Niggle: "To annoy."
Had anyone else heard of this word? I saw it recently in a news article about Stonehenge, of all things. I have some theories as to why it might have gone out of style. However, I like it. "Shut your yapper. You're niggling the crap out of me."
Okay, I just tried it in a couple more sentences. Nevermind. I discovered that it was ever-so easy to add a lisp. Just doesn't cut it in the ole' American dialect, unless of course, you are a man who drinks tea with a raised pinkie. However, it works just fine if you use a British or Irish accent. Dang those Brits. They get all the good words. Like "Brilliant," and "Tally Ho!" and "Throw some shrimp on the Barbie!" and "Mermaid off the port bow!" and most importantly, "Not this time, Potter!"
Now, be honest, how many of you just tried "Niggle" out with one of the three: lisp, British accent or Irish accent? And which works best?