“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” From the epic movie, The Princess Bride.
I was cleaning out my inbox after months of moving chaos that caused it to overflow like a recycle bin after a wine imbibing knit night. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Delete. Wait! Did that say sockdolager? What could that possibly be? I must know! Into the delete file I went.
And according to dictionary.com:
sockdolager \sok-DOL-uh-jer\, noun:
1. A decisive reply, argument.
2. Something unusually large, heavy, etc.
3. A heavy, finishing blow.
Wow! I love it! It seems so knitting related, even though it isn’t. But, we knitters’ could bring it into the fold.
I have already thought of several uses that are knitting related:
Ann’s current knitting project is sockdolager. I noticed the seams on her knitting bag are giving out from all the yarn she’s lugging around.
I dealt my second sock a sockdolager last night and I can’t wait to wear them!
“No, Ann, I would never consider giving up knitting in favor of crochet.” That sockdolager ended the conversation. And the friendship.