Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Muckle

To explain a muckle, I first need to tell you about mickle. Mickle means large, or great amount. Eg, to  keep Patsy happy, provide a mickle of cakes. They can be small cakes as long as there are a lot of them, as many a little makes a mickle.

Got that? OK, now you may have heard that many a mickle makes a muckle. Well it's not entirely true as mickles and muckles are the same thing. So you just need one mickle to make a muckle, as long as it's a big un - which it will be as mickles are large.

Compared with a ping pong ball, The Sphere is a muckle beast. Or perhaps mickle suits him better?

16 comments:

Sheila, Canary Islands said...

Fond memories of a muckle trifle.

Maggie May said...

Well I never, I always thought mickle was 'ickle' to mean little. Thank for putting us straight Patsy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Muckle, mickle, don't be fickle!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

have no idea what you said...and shocked you didn't get the word muggle in there.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - fun play on words .. cheers Hilary

Patsy said...

And deep gratitude I refrained from using *that* photo?

Patsy said...

I confess I too thought mickles were on the petite side, Maggie.

Patsy said...

I do try notto be, Alex.

Patsy said...

I would have done, Mac - bit I didn't want to make it confusing.

Patsy said...

Glad you enjoyed the post, Hilary.

Maria said...

Whatever Patsy...I like the way 'muckle' rolls off the tongue.

Susan A Eames said...

Ha ha - great post! Makes me want to write a story about muckles!

Wendy's Writing said...

That sphere really scares me!

Patsy said...

I hope you'll be slipping it into a conversation then, Maria.

Patsy said...

Go for it, Susan!

Patsy said...

He's nice, Wendy - honest.