2/25/09

Brit' Word of the Day

Today's BWOTD is one the Hubster has decided he is going to use!

"He was creepy and just gave me the collywobbles"

'Collywobbles' = spine-tinglingly scary/scared

I am reliably informed that the American equivalent of this is to have the 'heebie jeebies'!

17 comments:

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Collywobbles is so much better than heebie jeebies!!!

Kay said...

I like collywobbles much better than heebie jeebies. I do! I wonder what a colly is. But then again, I don't know what a heebie is either. :-0

Celine said...

I love that new word!
One more to add to my vocab! ^^

LadyFi said...

Gosh - it's been ages since I've heard that expression... Gotta use it today somehow...

karen said...

i'm loving the BWOTD!! i grew up with so many of them, being a british colonist haha! :-)

Jill of All Trades said...

I love that one. May have to use it.

willow said...

Collywobbles is just too cute! I've got to start using it, too!

Denise said...

I haven't heard that in a donkey's age :) Going to use it next time son comes over. Every now and again an old English phrase slips out and takes him by surprise, with the ensuing question, "What's that mean?"

Daryl said...

Or 'a sense of impending doom' ... as a former co-worker loved to say whenever we went to a staff meeting...

Sherri said...

Well that is certainly a new one for me Sarah! I might have to use that today at some point. I agree with Kay heebie jeebies is over used!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great word I've never heard, Sarah... I'll try to remember it everytime I get the 'heebie jeebies'!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Sassy Britches said...

Haha! The MINUTE I read the first line I thought, "sounds like the heebie jeebies!" And sure enough! I'll have to try this one out!

Amanda said...

I love it. I am so going to use that one!

Sarah said...

Sarah I love your blog especiallt BWOTD. I have read alot of your blogs and they are fab. LOve the one about the health system and going to the doctors and asking ahout some drug lol. How long have you lived in the US? Have you still got your british accent?. Just wanted to say its great reading your blog, you do a great job.

Gaelyn said...

Collywobbles. It sounds great rolling off my tongue. However, I like heebie jeebies also.

Lynn said...

I like it! I've got to remember to use that sometime.

Iota said...

Didn't there used to be a cartoon strip about tiny people called the Colly Wobbles?

To me, it has more of a sense of being nervous (eg before an exam) rather than being creeped out (eg in a haunted house). But it's not a word I use very often!