Word of the day: caveat (and a resolution)

CAVEAT Here’s an example of caveat I found amongst my social networking friends: Preston C. Lancaster Poinsettia petals. A gentle breeze tosses leaves. Slowly sipping tea. Talbot Eck DON’T EAT POINSETTIA PETALS OR BREW THEM IN TEA! Preston C. Lancaster Haha, I appreciate the caveat, Talbot. Caveat: a warning, cautionary detail or “an explanation to prevent misinterpretation.”Continue reading “Word of the day: caveat (and a resolution)”

Word of the day: mojo

MOJO Now you can tell my life is getting really pathetic. I want to go back to school. I need work. Someone make me stop playing Zuma Blitz! My visit in Geneva has concluded. I had a blast watching How I Met Your Mother, walking by cold Seneca Lake (which doesn’t freeze because of itsContinue reading “Word of the day: mojo”

Word(s) of the day: Auld Lang Syne

AULD LANG SYNE The first word of the day of 2011. And it isn’t even a word! Listen to Andy Rooney. I just had to share this because it’s so amusing. Rooney struggles with having fun on New Year’s Eve and he’d rather go to bed at 10:30 p.m. Or he’d at least like toContinue reading “Word(s) of the day: Auld Lang Syne”

Word of the day: seamark

SEAMARK I don’t know if I’ll ever need to use this word. It came up in Cranium tonight at Olivia‘s birthday party. My team had to guess the definition of this word and we guessed correctly: a landmark seen at sea used for navigation. Sorry this post is so short. I’m exhausted from a longContinue reading “Word of the day: seamark”

Word of the day: ambivalence

AMBIVALENCE Ever heard someone say, “Well, I want to, but I don’t, you know?” or “I like him, but I don’t. You get what I’m saying?” The speaker could just say they’re ambivalent. I came across this word reading a Scholars and Rogues article about the elimination of University of Colorado’s School of Journalism and MassContinue reading “Word of the day: ambivalence”

Word of the day: kitsch

KITSCH Now this is a bit embarrassing. I’m 20 and I don’t know what it means. It’s in the title of a Regina Spektor album and I don’t know what it means. Luckily for me, I have internet access. Wikipedia defines kitsch as “a form of art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy ofContinue reading “Word of the day: kitsch”

Word of the day: gastroenteritis

GASTROENTERITIS Relevant. My sister and I woke up sick this morning. I felt nauseous, but upon hearing Aimee might have the flu, I was determined to free myself of the bug. I scoured the kitchen and the bathroom that we share, chugged some orange juice and swallowed a multivitamin. Aimee, suffering much worse, stayed in bed.Continue reading “Word of the day: gastroenteritis”

Word of the day: Vertiginous

VERTIGINOUS My sister suggested my first word of the day be this one. Or something else starting with the letter ‘v.’ I can’t really remember, but ‘vertiginous’ is a vocab word I’ve never known the meaning to. It  has multiple meanings – being dizzy, liking constant change, causing dizziness, and turning (as in ‘a vertiginousContinue reading “Word of the day: Vertiginous”