Thursday 3 March 2011


I was relieved to read the Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable definition of Glory-Hole

A small room, cupboard or the like, where all sorts of odds and ends and junk are dumped.

The OED says that a glory hole can also be a sailor's cabin, or a glass-blower's kiln. I really wouldn't check the Urban Dictionary' s definition unless you have a mind inured to all depravity.

This shows approximately the same lewd development as peep show and felch.

1 comment:

  1. Whew, I'm relieved as well. Thanks for doing the dangerous research!

    The most innocuous word you can think of seems ripe for lewd redefinition on that site. Useful at times I suppose! I was amused that a colleague at work directed me there when I was searching for a definition of a technical term. What a joker.