HOBBY-HORSE….Our ancestors had much more imaginative uses of the word “hobby-horse” than we do. Reading through some old documents, I find the usage “hobby-horsery” (a room in which one practices one’s hobbies) and “hobby-horsicality” (the indulgence of one’s hobby-horses).

These are good words, and I shall be on the lookout for excuses to use them in the future.