Word of the day: poppysmic

POPPYSMIC

Produced with smacking of the lips.

You won’t see this in your local
newspaper any day soon. It comes from the Latin poppysma, via the
defunct French popisme. Romans used the original for a kind of
lip-smacking, clucking noise that signified satisfaction and approval,
especially during lovemaking. In French, it referred to the
tongue-clicking tsk-tsk sound that riders use to encourage their
mounts. The only writer in English known to have used our word was
James Joyce, in a stage direction in Ulysses: “FLORRY WHISPERS TO HER.
WHISPERING LOVEWORDS MURMUR, LIPLAPPING LOUDLY, POPPYSMIC PLOPSLOP.”

Source: http://fraccers.com/2009/10/quidnunc-and-poppysmic/

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