Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My nerdy confession - I love words.

I am going out of mind with boredom; I know everyone has been hearing this same old story for months on end but today has been the absolute worst day at work so far. Today is the first day that I have seriously considered having a sickie tomorrow because an 8-hour day of having to ‘create’ things to do is driving me crazy.

On the plus side, I have investigated holiday destinations for our end of the year overseas jaunt. We had discussed taking the boys to Bali but are now wavering about whether we might go to Phuket instead. Hubby doesn’t mind where we go but would like to take a detour through Darwin.

Where we go depends more on the money bag, which is half empty at the moment because hubby now has a bigger man cave (new shed). I’ve been holding off on booking or organising anything until I know what was happening with the project. At this rate though, I’ll be 109 before we get there if I wait for the project to be sorted out.

A flight from Adelaide to Darwin, which is the top end of Australia, costs $200 more than the cost of flying from Adelaide to Bali. How on earth does that work that it is cheaper to fly to an international destination than fly within your own country.

Due to a lack of excitement in my life at this moment, let me stun you with my brilliance and my dictionary skills (i.e my ability to amuse myself) and share some of my favourite words. Okay I admit, even when I do have plenty to do, I still have a love of words.

It's probably the writer in me or it could simply be because I spent most of my childhood with my nose buried in a book, either way there are certain words that roll of the tongue and which are well, basically euphonious (a pleasant sounding word). I'm also something of a spelling and editing freak (see mum, you always said I was destined to be a writer)

Here are some of my favourites:

Synchronicity - The simultaneous occurrence of events with no discernible causal connection.

Serendipity - The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Inspiration - The process or quality of being inspired, a sudden brilliant or timely idea.

Epiphany - A moment of sudden and great revelation.

Aphrodisiac - A substance that arouses passionate sensual desire.

Onomatopoeia - The formation or use of words that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to.

Chortle - A snorting, joyful laugh or chuckle.

Flibbertigibbet - A silly, scatterbrained person

Hullabaloo - A great noise or commotion; a hubbub

Hyperbole - Deliberate exaggeration, not meant to be taken literally.

So do you have a nerdy confession or a favourite word that you're willing to share?

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! ~ Audrey Hepburn


  1. Like your wordle -- and your words. They're some of my favourites too!

    We have the same issue re flights here in Canada. To fly to Paris form Calgary you can find a flight for under $500. To fly to Halifax, on the east coast -- you're looking at at least $700. go figure.

  2. i, too, love words and i'm pretty sure that my reasons are the same as yours! many of words are in my list of all time favs as well!
    and, i'd like you to know that if i wanted to go to darwin it would cost $2000 as i live in the states. :*(


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