Thursday, April 1, 2010
my dad's favorite word
This comic goes up today, since my dad just retired from his US postal service job. I guess there is no more mailman in my family. Congratulation to him.
I do remember the first time my dad started using this word, I thought it was a nonsensical word, and in the two days it took him to prove it to me that donnybrook was truly a word he had a lot of fun using in every possible way.
Donnybrook's meaning is:
an inordinately wild fight or contentious dispute; brawl; free-for-all.
In the next few month I heard the word all over the place, basketball games, golf tournaments, etc. I still think it is a very odd word, and laugh anytime I hear it.