Word of the Day – Embuggerance

I had been for years using the word “embuggerance”, not realising that it is not a word in common public circulation. It was only when my lovely wife, Kim, told me that she had never heard of the word last year that I looked into it. When I looked up the word I found it to be a Military term. However I thought it was such a useful word that I am sharing the word with you all.

The Wiktionary definition is (English, Noun):

embuggerance (plural embuggerances) (UK, military, slang) Any obstacle (natural or artificial) that gets in the way of progress.



About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Sunday, 26 Aug 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Beverley Burgess Bell

    Love new words and ’embuggerance’ certainly is a new one – to me. Now the trick will be to use it in everyday conversation.

  2. The first time I heard the word embuggerance was when Terry Pratchet was describing his Alzheimers.

    He originally posted it here. No clue where he got it from.

  3. Interesting word. I never heard or used it during my military career. Maybe that’s why I never made General.Eembuggerance was indeed an unknown obstacle for me.

    BTW thanks for following my blog. I appreciate it very much.

  4. Great word. It can be used in so many circumstances…thank you!

  5. Thanks for the “new” word…

    We always said “we were having a beano” and people told me that “beano” was not a word!!! (found in the complete Colins Dictionary)

    It is old English – Derived from the bean festival; they called the celebration/party after the harvest “having a beano” 😛

  6. i like its definition, and i like the way it rolls of the tongue with authority!!!

  7. Hi Attila, I think this is a great word and I too have never heard it before. I plan to blog on it and will link back to your blog for the reference. Have a great day!

  8. I love learning new things. I hope I can say the word right. 🙂

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