WOTD: Dewlap

Here’s a fun word. There’s nothing like odd names for body parts that you don’t really care about.

dewlap (n.) IPA Pronunciation: /`d(j)ulæp/
folds of loose skin around the neck

And when she drinks, against her lips I bob
And on her wither’d dewlap pour the ale.
-A Midsummer Night’s Dream (II.i)

It’s a lovely image that comes to mind, isn’t it? Which is a great tool to use in good storytelling. This is the sort of verbal image that Shakespeare provides to guide the artist onstage to “paint a picture with words”. Awesome, dude.