Word of the Day: BLUTHERBUNG

of unknown origin

“…In a neighbouring parish, a preacher in one of the chapels gave out his text in great form, “Behold the bridegroom cometh.” Just then, in walked a newly-married couple, in all the glory of their wedding attire. They were of course, beheld of all beholders, the whole thing so upset the orator, that quoth he “Well mi brethren I’m clean blutherbunged!” and sat down…”

From: Lincolnshire Notes and Queries,
Volume 2, 1891
The Parish Church of St. Mary, Whaplode
By W. E. Foster, 1889

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