Friday 29 June 2012


File:Chuzzlewitt cover serial.jpgI don't know how many of this blog's readers are called Martin, it's not the sort of thing that's easy to check up on. Nonetheless, definition number five for the word martin in the OED amused me so much that I felt I ought to post it here (I have already e-mailed it to the only Martin I know).

Martin n. Agric. regional. A hermaphrodite or imperfect sterile female calf which is the twin of a male calf whose hormones affected its development; a heifer of this type; a spayed heifer


  1. Just wanted to say hello.
    Struggled with the ridiculous Carroll format of the square poem and passed by your post on it of last year.
    So here it is: Hiya Mark.

  2. And all this time I thought I was human.

  3. is a good post on this.

  4. I always knew I was different.