Monday, 31 January 2011


If you are spiflicated you are flabbergasted, flummoxed, caught or confounded. Or as the Captain's Clerk says in Lady Eureka:

"Spiflicated - spiflicated - well spiflicated - regularly spiflicated - I must confess that I ought to be right down regularly spiflicated, smothered, smashed, dished up and done for."

Or as Thomas Moore put it:

Alas, alas, our ruin's fated;
All done up, and spiflicated!

You can therefore spiflicate somebody by dumbfounding or confounding them: by, for example, using the word spiflicate.

The Inky Fool spiflicating

N.B. For any mathmos out there, the paradox on the top right only works for shapes made out of Fibonacci numbers.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that - I'd seen the triangle "paradox" before, but was unaware of the Fibonacci connection.