As it turns out I really do like words. I don’t know why, and it is clear that I do. I look for words that I have never used and try to wriggle them into a conversation. Someone said it is because I want to appear to be smart. I pondered that thought a moment and said “No, I really do enjoy learning new things.” Words are easy to learn and after you use them a while they become a part of you.
The word I learned today is mulligrubs. According to dictionary.com here are the specifics.
“The extravagant spelling variants of mulligrubs, e.g., mulligrums, mouldy-grubs, merlygrubs, muddigrubs, mullygrumps, murdiegrups,… at least show very plainly that mulligrubs has no sound etymology. Mulligrums “low spirits, bad temper, bad mood” first appears at the end of the 16th century. (Some scholars suggest a relationship between mulligrums and the slightly earlier noun megrims “melancholy, low spirits.”) A quarter of a century later, about 1625, mulligrubs meant “stomachache, diarrhea” and a few years later “ill-tempered or surly person.” Source
So if you think I might be a little harsh just leave mulligrubs in the comment and I will make an adjustment or at least be quiet!