Forswunk – exhausted by overworked; totally worn out by work.
Fratchy – irritable and argumentative; peevish; the result of a blunt razor or of not having shaved one’s face or legs for a few days; stubble.
Jouska – a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively play out in your head—a crisp analysis, a cathartic dialogue, a devastating comeback—which serves as a kind of psychological batting cage where you can connect more deeply with people than in the small ball of everyday life, which is a frustratingly cautious game of change-up pitches, sacrifice bunts, and intentional walks; the imaginary and often lively conversation that you carry out in your head between yourself and someone else.
Vexillology – the study of flags.
Gigglemug – an habitually or perpetually smiling face.
Cakeage – a charge made by a restaurant for serving a cake that they have not supplied themselves.
This reminds me of the first time my parents took me to a good restaurant.
At the end of the meal I perused the bill and in one of those thousand-acre voices children are wont to employ, said, “Corkage, what’s corkage? We didn’t eat any of that.”
Manspreading – the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats.