Saturday, May 29, 2010

Oobit, woubit

A while back my barber asked, at the end of the cut, if I wanted my eyebrows trimmed. While they are not yet at the hairy caterpillar stage it was a first time to be asked; the "joys" of getting maturer.

It reminded me of one of my favourite pair of definitions from the OED: oobit and woubit. But googling "define oobit" and "define woubit" did not return any definitions. So here to put the record straight are the relevant entries from the Shorter OED (without the etymological bumpf):

See Woubit.
A hairy caterpillar; a woolly bear.

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