Gloppened! Because saying “Surprise” isn’t good enough

Ah, the funny words we used to say…

Or rather the funny words I have never said but I will now just to see the “gloppened” expressions on everyone’s faces.  (I think I have issues)

*Gloppened – “surprised” – Robert William’s List of Ancient Words of the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1814

“[From] gloppen, to stare in amazement, to be startled or frightened; to startle, frighten; gloppenedly, in a state of alarm; gloppening, distressed, sorrowful. Also aglopened, forgloppened.” – Sir James Murray’s New English Dictionary, 1888.

*Jeffrey Kacirk Forgotten English Words, 2011.


About LizzyBeth

There is a Story inside of me that I must give a voice. I write so that imagination can take me to Faerie and I can catch a glimpse of the Otherworld and hopefully so will you.

Posted on March 23, 2012, in Humor, Lantern Hollow Press Authors, Rachel Burkholder, Words and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. That’s awesome. At my blog,, I always think we should do posts about archaic or obsolete words and spellings but we never seem to get around to it. Love that you did.

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