Today's Word of the Day on dictionary.com was just too delicious to resist.
1. A member of a primitive people that lived in caves, dens, or holes; a cave dweller.
2. One who is regarded as reclusive, reactionary, out of date, or brutish.
When I saw the word -- and even before I thought of a way to work it into my vocab today -- I was reminded of this gem from my youth. The video is hysterical, the song, a classic '70s funk groove.
The primary endearing quality of this song, to a tween-ager, was, of course, Bertha Butt. The very mention of whom caused gales of laughter to ring out across playgrounds everywhere. Listening to the song for the first time in forever, I'm struck by how much Bertha sounds like Geraldine.
And now this post has evolved from an English vocab lesson to a glimpse into my childhood... explains a lot, doesn't it.
I'll sock it to ya, daddy. Oh yeah.