[Ads-l] Werifesteria

Michael Quinion michael.quinion at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Wed Sep 16 10:43:46 UTC 2015

A subscriber to World Wide Words has asked me about "werifesteria", a term 
which has become known online, in social media particularly, within about 
the past year. 

It is said to be Old English, meaning "to wander longingly through the 
forest in search of mystery".

It's obviously enough a neologism. If anyone has any information at all 
about who may have invented it, or even its presumed etymology, my 
subscriber and I would be delighted to learn it!

Michael Quinion
World Wide Words
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