Monday, 15 December 2008

Rambunctious


(Fibretip, digital colour)

It's a bit difficult trying to illustrate a word that isn't in my normal vocabulary, but that's what Illustration Friday has invited me to do. I mean, I've heard the word in Westerns and on tv, but I can honestly say I've never used it.

So despite the Concise OED telling me it's US Colloq., - "uncontrollably exuberant", I'm not entirely sure I've got a proper handle on it. You'll have to let me know, those of you for whom this word is part of your everyday conversation, is this ... well, rambunctious enough?

11 comments:

Lynne Chapman said...

Yep - totally!

I felt the same - first thing I did was look it up. Sad eh?

Alun Harries said...

Yeah Harry, that looks pretty well damn rambunctious to me.

Not that I'm exactly known for my boisterous tumultuousness ....

harrybell said...

Lynne -- I can breathe a sigh of relief that I'm not alone. Thanks.

Alun -- I dunno, you've had your moments. Anyway, welcome! Delighted you've found your way here.

indigene said...

I'd say, you've nailed it! Brilliantly clever and well done!

harrybell said...

Thank you, Indigene - at least you come from a country that would know :D

Trevor Lingard said...

Sounds like a bit of Ramsbottom slang.. probable means... "Mines another pint"
Regards
Trevor

harrybell said...

I'll have what you'e having, Trevor. Cheers!

Serena said...

Ha! I used to run pubs- saw lots of gents like this gracing the premises! Fantastic cartoon!

harrybell said...

Thanks, Serena. Maybe I'll have what *he's* having!

splynch said...

First thing I thought of when I saw this was Kenneth Graham's Toad, so "uncontrollably exuberant" probably describes him pretty well. I would say you have nailed it.

harrybell said...

Thanks, Sarah. I can see the resemblance.