Archive for the ‘Wacky Word Wednesday’ Category

July 22nd, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Hiraeth

Have you ever encountered a longing for a place, a feeling of homesickness for the unknown? You may have traveled somewhere and felt the distant hills tugging at your bones, or felt an unfamiliar sensation as the air filled your lungs and taught you that the fragrance of certain grounds on Earth can be unknown yet so familiar.  This sensation, so urgent yet so uncomplicated, may just have a definition.

Hiraeth[HEER-eyeth]

-noun

Homesickness, or an intense longing for a home you can’t return to, or that never was

Hiraeth
July 9th, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Acersecomic

Does your hair hang low? Can you tie it in a knot or in a bow? If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a small chance you’ve never gotten your hair cut. There’s a word to describe all you long-haired youth, and it’s this week’s Wacky Word — acersecomic.

Acersecomic/ˈæs(ə)rˌsekɒmɪk/-nounOne who has never had a haircut. Acersecomic
June 24th, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Humdudgeon

Once in a while, almost everyone has a day where they just can’t summon themselves to go to work or class. For all those experiencing that feeling today, Wacky Word Wednesday has a solution: a humdudgeon.

Humdudgeon /ˌhʌmˈdʌdʒən/-nounImaginary Illness Humdudgeon
June 10th, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Thrasonical

A little confidence can take you a long way, but arrogance may keep you stuck in a rut. In today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, we’ll come across some historically notorious braggers and explore the connection between arrogance and creativity.

Thrasonical[THRAY-SON-i-kuhl]Adj.

Bragging or boastful.

Thrasonical
May 27th, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Folderol

Warm up your voice and put on your singing belt for today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world.

Folderol[FAHL-duh-rahl]-noun

A useless ornament or accessory; nonsense.

Folderol
May 13th, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Pregustator

Imagine living with the constant fear of death every time you eat. In today’s edition of Wacky Word Wednesday, we will explore one of the most life-threatening jobs in the world.

Pregustator
[pri-GUHS-tay-tuhr]

-nounA forestaste; A person whose job is to taste food or drink before it’s served (Esp. in ancient Rome)
Pregustator
April 29th, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Hegira

Pack your bag and get ready for an adventurous journey for today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world!

Hegira
[hih-JYE-ruh ]-nounA flight to escape danger; a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation.
Hegira
February 4th, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Gadabout

Today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, a weekly celebration of the wackiest and most interesting words from around the world, describes a person who craves high levels of social stimulation and lives on the spur of the moment.

Gadabout [GAD-uh-bout]nounA person who goes from place to place in social activity. Gadabout
January 28th, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Sotto Voce

In public speaking, a presenter may sometimes increase the volume of their voice while pounding their fist in order to emphasize important points. However, the opposite approach can be just as powerful. In today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, let’s tune out distractions and pay closer attention to the quiet, whispering voices.

Sotto voce
[sah-toh-VOH-chee ]Adverb/adj

Under the breath; in an undertone; in a private manner.

Sotto Voce
January 21st, 2015

Wacky Word Wednesday – Megillah

Some people enjoy seeing the big picture and hearing the condensed version of a story but there are those who appreciate details and are eager to hear the whole enchilada. In today’s Wacky Word Wednesday, we will explore books that tell stories in great detail and learn a new way to say “the whole nine yards.”

Megillah[mə-gi-lə]noun

A long involved story or account.

Megillah