Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Today's Dictionary.com word of the day:
imago \ih-MAH-goh\, noun:
1. An idealized concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unaltered in adult life.
2. Entomology. An adult insect.
Example: "She pictured him retaining, year after year, her imago in his heart, as strongly as his was impressed upon her own at that moment."
-- Ellen Wallace, King's Cope: a novel
I don't know why, but I just really liked this word today. I guess it just has such a romantic quality.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
orthoepy \awr-THOH-uh-pee\, noun:
1. The study of correct pronunciation.
2. The study of the relationship between the pronunciation of words and their orthography.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
I just adopted "squiriferous," which means, "having the qualities of a gentleman." Since gentlemanly qualities seem to be on their way to extinction as well, I thought this would be an appropriate word to save!
If you want to save a word, (or twenty!), go to the website, register, and pick a word! By the way, it's totally free. Let me know if you pick one! We can all be adoptive parents together :)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
In case you are one of the perpetrators of this sad misuse of punctuation, here is a wikiHow.com article to enlighten you on the use of the apostrophe: How to Use Apostrophes.
Monday, August 9, 2010
- Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
- Eureka Street: A Novel of Ireland Like No Other, by Robert McLiam Wilson
- Girl with a Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
- The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
(These are the ones I can think of right now. I'll post more as I think of them.)