Last year, we posted this list of words —from aholehole to wankapin —that sound, well, a lot more suspect than their fairly mundane meanings might suggest. An aholehole is a Hawaiian flagtail fish, by the way, and a wankapin is a Central American lotus plant. Another word for a bumboat —a vessel used to transport provisions to a larger ship. An English corruption of caucauasu , an Algonquin word for a wiseman or elder , cockarouse was used by early American colonists for someone who held a position of responsibility or consequence. In a flour mill, the cock-head is apparently the upper part of the spindle around which the topmost millstone sits. A juvenile Australian snapper fish.
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Keep reading to brush up on your vocab and get your mind out of the gutter. We dare you not to bust out laughing when you say these out loud. Kumquat via: Getty Nothing to see here, folks! Spatchcock via: Getty Spatchcocking refers to splitting open a chicken or other fowl to prepare it for grilling. Dik-dik via: Getty The dik-dik is a type of antelope found in eastern and southwestern Africa, and the name comes from the sound the animal makes. Haboob via: Getty In addition to being fun to say, a haboob is a sandstorm found in the deserts of North Africa, Arabia and India. Tittle Whoa there!
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There's no shortage of bad choices that can lead to an arrest, but we went in search of bad choices that are surprisingly legal. Prior to this ruling, police could stop drivers who flicked on and off their headlights or high beams to caution other drivers of cops lying in wait. Law enforcement said flashing headlights to warn other motorists was interfering with a police investigation and that they could write tickets. Alabama, however, does require anyone operating or riding on a motorcycle to wear shoes. Even though it's not illegal, driving barefoot could compromise your control of your vehicle.