Tag Archives: Seductive Vocabularly

A Feeble Attempt at Humor?

I don’t compulsively tell puns…that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy it from time to time…I can be very puny!  Fine, occasionally I just can’t resist.

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I Like Big Words…

dormivegliaOh, I really like this one,  the word, the definition, and the feeling.  When you wake up all warm and comfortable and just drift for a while, it is the best thing, especially when you don’t have to rush to get up and get moving.  Those moments feel like utter indulgence, so I guess it is fitting the word itself is Italian.  Having eaten at some amazing Italian restaurants and indulged in treats from Italian bakeries in Boston’s North End, I’m doing more than a little association with Italians and those finer things in life.

On the other hand, when you’re trying to wake from that cloying nightmare that you just know will drag you back down the instant you fall asleep again, it isn’t so blissful.  Hopefully, you get more of the good dormiveglia than the bad kind!
‘Til next time,

Jessica


Growing A Seductive Vocabulary

Idarling love this little tidbit of a fact on so many levels.  “Darling” is something that tends to slip from my lips when I’m being particularly sarcastic, and seeing this makes it even more fitting.  What other terms of endearment may have come from something like “favorite minion”?  Just me, geeking out a little over how language evolves.

Ha!  Favorite minion.  I love it.  This is totally how I’m using “darling” from here on out.  It will be complete with mental pictures of the goofy little yellow guys from Despicable Me.  My friend with the minion ringtone will also know exactly what I mean when I call her “darling”.  Now my secret is exposed…I really suck at hiding my evil plans.  This is why I could never get away with world domination…not that I’m planning that or anything.  You believe me…right?

‘Til next time,

Jessica


Word of the Day

casuistryThis describes one of those things that I both detest and unintentionally practice.  More than once, I have been accused of either being so subtle that no one has any idea what’s going on or beating people over the head with…whatever.  The point is, apparently, I don’t have much of a middle ground.  What can I say, I’m working on it.  Do you have anything you need to work on finding a middle ground for?

‘Til next time,

Jessica


This One Is Latin Too

This One Is Latin Too

Okay, so I may have geeked out a little bit over last week’s word.  I just couldn’t help myself.  This one looks like it may have the same root word, but it doesn’t fit the definition…any other etymology geeks out there?

‘Til next time,

Jessica