Julie Andrews sang it to us in Walt Disney's wonderful musical, "Mary Poppins", alongside Dick Van Dyke's, "Chim Chim Cher-ee".
So many memories from my childhood are associated with music and of course, really cool words!
Today I thought I would look for some of those words and share them with you. I hope you enjoy them!
Superfluous: being beyond what is required or sufficient; serving no useful purpose. (probably a good word to describe this blog post by the time it's over)
the sound made when foretelling something sexual in nature is about to or has just occurred. (It refers to the lame music often played in the background of cheezy porno movies! Not that I would know anything about that!!)
For me, it's the music that plays in my head every time Ian Somerhalder enters a scene on the WB's "Vampire Diaries". Yeah, I'm Team Damon! Love my bad boys!!
Grundfuttock: Large groups of naked angry dwarfs wielding oddly shaped hammers wearing cock-rings (I swear I didn't make this word up. I really found it while wandering around on the internet)
*shaking my head and heading off to find a very dark place to hide!
Rare, the estimation of something as valueness (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the English language)
I don't know if you're sensing a theme here, but I sure am.
Fabulator: to tell invented stories; create fables or stories filled with fantasy (in other words... ME!)
MacGuffin: coined by Alfred Hitchcock; a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot of a work of fiction, (ie., what every writer strives for and pretty much the complete and total opposite of this blog post today)
onomatopoeia: the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it; ie., buzz, hiss or the term hiccup (this was one of my children's favorite words they learned in Elementary school. I've always liked the sound of it myself)
Well that's about all I have the gumption for today, my friends. I hope you've enjoyed this break from whatever tedium may have infiltrated your lives this fine hump-day. Mine was wet and gloomy, so a little escape was just what the doctor ordered.