Wednesday, January 25, 2012

That's easy for you to say!! Wicked Word Wednesday!!

"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"!!

       If you grew up in my generation or are perhaps even as young as 30, you may know what that word is and where I first heard it. 
      
        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)


Bowchikawowwow: 
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!




Floccinaucinihilipilification: 
flok-suh-naw-suh-nahy-hil-uh-pil-uh-fi-key-shun: 
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. 

3 comments:

  1. okay so I have one for you, Robin. It's one of the medical terms that always makes me giggle. In fact, when I was in veterinary school at Michigan State, a group of fellow students called their band this term. Ready? Here it is

    Gubernaculum

    Go ahead and look it up. See if you don't giggle a bit every time you see or here that word from now on! LOL

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  2. oh goodness! I can't spell on my phone now. Darn autocorrect! I meant to type hear and not here. LOL Got to laugh at myself

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  3. Hehehe! That WAS a funny word, and the meaning? ....... Well... it amazes me that there really is a name for EVERYTHING!! LOL! The next time one of my kids calls someone a "goober", I'll probably have a little chuckle!! :-)

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