Godwottery

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Etymology[edit]

Both senses are allusions to Thomas Edward Brown's short 1876 poem, “My Garden”, which begins: “A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot.”[1]

Noun[edit]

Godwottery (uncountable)

  1. Affectedly archaic or elaborate speech writing.
  2. An affected or over-elaborate style of gardening or attitude towards gardens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ godwottery”, Michael Quinion, World Wide Words, 2012 June 9.