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Wednesday, March 14, 2012


"And the big brown bear came
lolloping over the mountain...."

~ Grandpa, reading from a book,
in the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

I think it probably has a lot to do with the amusing way that the actor says this line, but it's always been one of my favorite things to quote from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a movie I've loved since I was a child.  I'm sure it also has something to do with how fun it is to say the word lollop!

Lollop [lol-uhp] is a verb, meaning "to move forward with a bounding or leaping motion".  I think of it as kind of a bumbling gallop.

I am an awkward runner; I lollop more than I run.

In a hurry to catch up with her older sister,
the little girl lolloped down the sidewalk.

How would you use the word lollop?

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