This week’s word: Beldam
Beldam: Ancient two-legger of the female persuasion that hopefully has a good personality, as she is hard on the eyes.
‘I find it amusing to call my two-legger a beldam, not because she is ugly (she’s actually rather beautiful to me both inside and out), but because ‘she who prides herself on words’ misinterprets this word. She thinks I am meowing ‘belle dame’, which is French for ‘beautiful woman’, so affection and treats are showered upon me. Oh the irony of it all.’