The obscure word of the week is persiflage

This week’s obscure English word is persiflage.

It means engaging in witty banter. You know (just to channel Monty Python for a moment): “I say, Wrigglesworth, bally Jerry just gave the Pongoes a bit of old stick, what”. “What was that, Algy?” “Bally Jerry just popped one on the Pongoes.” “I’m sorry, old chap, I’m afraid I don’t understand your banter”. “Well, Wriggles old boy, it’s perfectly ordinary persiflage”.

Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word.

Copyright © Matthew Wright 2020


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