Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hump This: Heckle

Heckle: heck·le
Inflected forms: heck·led, heck·ling, heck·les
1. To try to embarrass and annoy (someone speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger.
2. To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.
[Source:The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.]

To comb flax or hemp with a hatchel? Who knew! I though heckling was just amusing one's self at another's expense. Now I like it even more.

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:: posted by Caroline Hickey, 3:38 PM


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