I’m back in body (after a more or less sleepless night and a four-and-a-half-hour bus ride), but my spirit is weak, so for the moment I’ll just pass along this enjoyable word dug out of the recesses of the OED by aldiboronti at Wordorigins.org:
[ad. Du. twijfelaar something intermediate between two types (also as below), f. twijfelen be unsure, vacillate.]
A plate or shallow dish intermediate in size between a dessert plate and a dinner plate.
It is, of course, related to German Zweifel ‘doubt’ and has as its root the number
twij twee, zwei, two.
And for lagniappe: Referees Brush Up on Curses in 17 Languages (for the World Cup).