Creative Expressions #7: Balderdash – Augerino


Choose one of the words below and create a believable meaning for it. Balderdash is one the great fun games.

  • Zebub
  • Stasivalent
  • Augerino
  • Zufolo
  • Carriwitchet


A small cup like instrument used in the extraction of sheep’s testicles. This device invented by Augusto Auger in 1826 solved the problem of inflicting unnecessary pain on the sheep and also distress to the men who had to carry out the process.

With the augerino you placed a rubber band around the base of the cups and using the handles stretched the band so it fitted over the ram’s scrotum. Within two or three weeks the scrotum will shrivel and then drop off.

Augusto Auger went on the invent other famous farming implements such as the leg counter, the fleece free lamb and one of his most infamous inventions was the now banned rocking docker.

Needless to say though his augerino made him a household name amongst the sheep fraternity.

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7 Responses to Creative Expressions #7: Balderdash – Augerino

  1. mandy smith says:

    So glad I was able to get past the first sentence, Lol! I’ve been watching some homesteading in Alaska shows on Netflix, and watching the castration of cattle was pretty unpleasant. I like the idea of the Augusto Auger much better!

  2. John Yeo says:

    One of the greatest minds to have ever come out of the slaughterhouse 🙂

  3. Caerlynn Nash says:

    Another brilliant imagination at work. Well done. We may have to play this challenge again sometime. Thanks for participating. See you next week.

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