So, not too long ago I subscribed to “Word of the Day” from Merriam-Webster.com. If that wasn’t enough to establish my status as a word nerd, I figure I qualify by the fact that I’m about to write a post about it. Anyway, I thought I’d take a minute and share some of my favorite words of the day so far…
* Grandiloquence = use of overly grandiose, flowery langauge. I think it’s awesome that the word to describe it is itself very cumbersome and flowery.
* Ruly = You’ve heard of unruly, but apparently it’s possible to be ruly. It means what it sounds like it means… ruly people follow the rules.
*objet trouve = Something that is found and kept for asthetic value. Mostly I like this one because it’s pronounced OB-jay true-VAY. Try saying it. It’s fun.
* salubrious = something that promotes health or well-being, especially as it relates to climate or air.
I do have to admit I was sadly disappointed in today’s word. “Thesaurus.” Yup. You read that right. If you don’t know what “thesaurus” means, then I think it’s quite obvious that you are not the type of person who subscribes to Word of the Day.
Which is not to say that I didn’t open the email and read it anyway…
Such is life as me. 🙂