Cumshaw

Every so often, I'll skip over a word because I think it's already too familiar. For example, if tomorrow's word were "bucket", I would skip over writing a post about "bucket", because we're already familiar with the word "bucket". It would have served my purposes better to use an example that I've actually skipped, instead of something I just made up, but I don't remember the words that I've skipped because I don't remember anything. Every so often, I'll skip over a word because I think it's already too familiar. For example, if tomorrow's word were - well you get the joke now, I don't need to keep going. Joke established!

This is the first word I kind of want to skip just on account of Internet. I don't think this word is already too familiar. I've never heard this word before. This is a word that could increase a lot of our vocabularies. But this word is "cumshaw". It's pronounced like it looks, it's a noun, and its definition has the word "tip" in it. I should know better than to feature this word on a blog. But now I'm featuring this word on a blog. So help me, God or gods. Cumshaw's definition:

a present; gratuity; tip.

More difficult to insert into a baseball sentence than you might think. Now this post contains the words "cumshaw", "tip", and "insert". An attempted example sentence that is really bad:

Tom Wilhelmsen provided such steady relief out of the bullpen that Eric Wedge gave him an extra butt slap as a sort of cumshaw for his efforts.

And now this post contains the word "butt". I was initially afraid to use this word because of you guys. I should've been afraid to use this word because of me.

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