There are times when I wonder if I just grew up speaking a completely different language than everyone else. I realize that as a Terry Pratchett reading, Dr Who watching North American, there are times when some of my phrasing gets what the locals might consider a little …. odd. Librarian-poo has permanently found it’s way into my vocabulary and I use it casually, completely forgetting that everyone doesn’t just KNOW that I’m politely saying ape shit.
But THIS one is completely different! I thought EVERYONE knew spattle! It is such an obvious progression, I was shocked that people didn’t immediately know what I was talking about!
It was a kind of interesting mind game I ended up playing with myself over this one. The first person PMed me on Facebook to ask what a spattle was and I thought “how can you not know that?” Then a second person asked, and I thought “OK, so not a completely common word.” By the time I have received several queries I was starting to wonder if I had just started making up words in my head. That’s when I realized I need to add source links. It IS a real word! It isn’t just me being weird… again.
So, now you know