November 14th, 2016

Monday word: crambo

crambo (krăm′bō), noun
A word game in which one person must find a rhyme to a word or line given by another.


Etymology:  from Latin crambe repitita, "warmed-over cabbage".

This makes me think of The Princess Bride, and the back-and-forth between Inigo and Fezzik:
Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can *fuss*.
Fezzik: Fuss, fuss... I think he like to scream at *us*.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no *harm*.
Fezzik: He's really very short on *charm*.
Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that!
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead!
Vizzini: No more rhymes now, I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?