Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Further proof that I'm a big 'old Nerd and I'm okay with it.

FACT: Sometimes, I read articles that are of no direct interest to me to find new words to add to my vocabulary. Big Nerd... and proud of it!

PERSONAL OPINION: I have to believe that the English language as most of us use it is pretty lazy when it comes to words. We find the easiest shortest word to say what we want, and as we are known to do Down South, we make 'em all one big word.

EXAMPLE: Howyudoin'?

Today I read this article and grabbed four words to try and throw into my vocabulary repotoire:

banalization - lacking originality, freshness, or novelty
ateliers - an artist's or designer's studio or workspace
**My personal fav** conviviality - related to, occupied with, or fond of feasting, drinking, and good company. We just call this a "Gettogether". See? One Big 'Ole Word!
fatalism - a doctrine that events are fixed in advance so that human beings are powerless to change them.

And, you're welcome.


leslie ruth said...

I recently made the acquaintance of a local photographer who was quite the cinvivial host at his atelier. However, in addition to the banality of the soiree, he insisted on droning on and on with a definite air of fatalism. I promptly bid him, "Adieu."

Mimi said...

That's funny cause I just looked up 2 words yesterday to make a new category on my blog! Disparate & multifarious.

leslie ruth said...

I spelled "convivial" incorrectly. Dang it.

Miranda said...

i cant even pronounce these words and i just had to use spell check for "pronounce." twice. can you please add sound clips of these words? =)