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Wonderful Word Wednesday: Collywobbles

Today I have collywobbles. I must have eaten something or not eaten enough of something today to cause this stomach problem. All day my stomach has been doing flip flops – it sucks. ūüė¶

Anyways, that’s not stopping me from posting WWW and if you haven’t guessed it – the word is collywobbles. But what does it mean?

Pretty much what I put in the first part – a collywobble is¬†when you feel pain¬†in the abdomen and especially in the stomach; a bellyache. People believe that this word came from the Latin word pertaining to¬†cholera (cholera morbus).¬†Although it may have been used as a serious medical term back in the day, it now has changed to signify much lesser/ sever gastrol issue(s). Not to mention it is a super fun word to say over and over again. ūüôā

Ways to use collywobble in a sentence:

The class came down with collywobbles after eating Ms. Burtworth’s cookies.

Or…

I called in sick to work because of collywobbles.

Wonderful Word Wednesday: Seven Words

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As promised in yesterdays post РTwo Gifts To My Followers РI am now going to share with you seven interesting, weird, and wonderful words.

|ONE| Snickersnee

This word is another name for a knife that is used as a weapon, or to cut or thrust something. It is believed to come from the Dutch where it combines two words that together mean ‘a stick or snee that is used to thrust or cut’.

Example of the word in a sentence:

Sally discovered she was unable to snickersnee the weeds behind her house.

|TWO| Kakorrhaphiophobia

Over the last couple of weeks I could say I have been suffering from this. To be kakorrhaphiophobic is to have the fear of failure. Everyone has had a moment where they have felt kakorrhaphiophobic… maybe?

Example of the word in a sentence:

The student’s kakorrhaphiophobia was making him worry about his upcoming report card.

|THREE| Quire

Put simple is four sheets of paper or parchment folded to make eight leaves, just like they would with medieval manuscripts. I just love the way this word sounds when you say it.

Example of the word in a sentence:

The scholar gathered together all the parchment available before setting to the task of producing a fresh abundance of quires.

|FOUR| Agerasia

This is a word that means you look much younger than your actual age. My parents and I run into this problem all the time. When my parents first lived together in their later twenties the landlord came to their apartment and asked if their parents were available, as he wanted to discuss the rent.

Much more recently I was trying on dresses for a friend’s wedding when the woman who was working their asked if I was looking forward to my prom… I’m 25 years old… I graduated high school over 6 years ago…

I laughed. She laughed. It got awkward…

I didn’t get the dress.

Anywho, word in a sentence:

Both sides of my family complain about having to deal with peoples’ comments about their youthful appearance. At times it is a great compliment. At others they curse the fact they suffer from agerasia.

|FIVE| Xertz

To eat or drink greedily. To eat or drink with speed.

I like how it has the two least used words in the English alphabet.

Example of xertz in a sentence:

The children xertzed down their Halloween candy before they got home.

|SIX| Dompteuse

This word is the name for female animal trainers. I just thought it was a really weird looking word and so it was added to my list.

Example of the word in a sentence:

Bree, the dompteuse, ushered the lion to jump through the hula hoop.

|SEVEN| Brontide

The low rumbling noise of thunder in the distance.

Example of the word in a sentence:

The couple drove south towards the storm, judging by the brontides.

 

 

 

 

What does Meraki mean?

Today we explore the beautiful ‚Ä™word¬†– Meraki [may-rah-kee]. It means to do something with your ‚Ä™soul¬†, creativity, or love. It also means when you put something of yourself into what you do. This could be your passion‚Ĩ for music, your desire for drawing, or your love for writing. Anything where you leave a piece of your soul/self in your work. This word I find is peaceful and fun to say. Although the word is Greek… I can’t help but think of how similar it sounds to¬†Japanese.

Anywho… as meraki is a difficult word to use in a sentence I’ll leave some links to where you can read on how to use it in a sentence and determine the proper use… my best attempt would be:

My meraki is in everything I write.

But again, not quite sure if that is correct since… well there isn’t a lot of people who actually use this word in a sentence.

Meraki Resources:

Positive Word a Day РHow to Use the Word

Manuelluz РExploring the word deeper

A Grey Eyed Girl Р The Meaning of Meraki

Hope these help you. ūüôā

For more interesting words check out my Old Word Fridays.

Wonderful Word Wednesday: Stalwart

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When I hear the word stalwart, the first thing that comes to mind is a stall – as in stopping something – and wart – smooth growths of skin normally found on a witch’s nose. Together stalwart makes me think it means stalling the growth of a wart… but in no way is that the actual meaning.

Stalwart actually means: a loyal, reliable, and hardworking supporter or participant in an organization or team (Thanks Google).

That’s why I had to share this word today on WWW because of how two words meaning completely different things can be put together to make a word that means something completely different. This is why I love the English language. XD

Stalwart used in a sentence:

The band was surrounded by their stalwart fans.

Or…

The farmer carried a sack of potatoes on his stalwart shoulders.

Old Word Friday: Namelings

 

This week on forgotten and old words I give you namelings.

Nameling is used when a person or persons share the same name.

For Example:

There were seven girls in my dorm named Claire. When happening across that many namelings I start calling them by their last name.

Old Word Fridays: Uglyography

Uglyography is a fancy way of saying a person has messy handwriting, or illegible writing; can also mean bad spelling.

For example:

Sally¬†couldn’t make out the prescription because of her doctor’s uglyography.

If you practice writing everyday, you may suffer less from uglyography.

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