Again I feel the need to combine both the “Word of the Day” which is belie and the “Sunshine and Chaos Sunday Quotes” which deal with risk: Continue reading
Today’s word is skookum. Another amusing sounding word. Anyone from the Northwest is probably familiar with it. It refers to something large, powerful and impressive. I’ve actually read references to Sasquatch.
Today’s word is tenebrific. This word is gloomy. Synonyms of it are “depressing”, “dismal” etc. Wow, this is NOT what I expected! (I guess I was thinking “terrific”.) I spend much of my time trying to avoid this feeling, but as I was reading this morning, sometimes we just need to give in to this gloomy feeling; it can be cathartic.
Today’s word is brobdingnagian. This is such a funny sounding word. This one made me laugh. Listen to this pronunciation voice! I just had to listen over and over!!!!
Originally this word referred to an inhabitant of Brobdingnag, which is the fictional land in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels. It has since taken on the meaning of anything gigantic. One synonym is “humongous”. This reminds me of something that has always cracked me up. One of my favorite “arguments” with my then 3-year-old son was the “humongous” discussion. It started with him saying something was “mongous” and then I corrected him by saying “HUmongous”. He then angrily replied, “I’m not mongous, YOU mongous!”.
However, it is so easy to jump on the “I am Woman, hear me roar!” bandwagon when I’m hiding behind the keyboard. I need to keep that attitude even when I’m not hidden.