Thursday, 27th March 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Matilda, v.

Pronunciation: /məˈtɪldə/
Etymology: name of the eponymous young heroine in Roald Dahl’s Matilda (1988), who possesses the power of telekinesis.

What cyclists attempt to do to traffic lights when approaching them, app. to avoid taking their feet out of their pedals.

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