What’s a snollygoster?
Just perhaps, you already know and can just rattle off the answer. If not, you could always look it up, or for a more fun way to find out, listen to this brief TED Talk by Mark Forsyth.
Who knew that balls of brass should be balls of Brass—it’s not about a metal? And who knew that President of the USA was meant by the First Congress to be a demeaning title? And how long till snollygosters learn that reality trumps duplicitous rhetoric every time?