The flyers that cascade out of my morning paper are often a source of wondrous vocabulary.

The flyers, usually printed on thin, cheap paper are evidence of ordinary people trying to make a living, or expand their business, and apparently the way to do that is to advertise in English.

Like this flyer from a local optician, offering a free gift if I took in their “pumplet”.

I absolutely love this word, which is a phonetic little gem, and I fully intend to use it as often as I can 🙂


  1. Shukla Bala

    I was dying with the word Pumplet, when I saw the last line mentioned an Extra 10% discount for Apollo
    If I die laughing today, Christine Pemberton, you will have to foot the bill.

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