Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Word of the day

Cerulean is a great word. I love the way it's spelled: Trying to pronounce it correctly, is a sort of puzzle, you see, and then there's the treat of the way it sounds rolling off your tongue once you do figure it out:

seh-roo-lee-un

And finally, I love the images it conjures... his eyes were a clear cerulean blue; adrift on a calm cerulean sea. Ah.

What words are you currently in love with?

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At 9:08 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

My word of the day is Herculean.

And I love yours.

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger jenn said...

Hey! both 'lean words. Cool.

Oh! and I thought of another image that cerulean conjures for me: cute little blue lizards. No idea why.

 
At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Jenn.

My favourite word is actually a FRENCH word. I always get a kick out of it:

Pamplemousse


Meaning - GRAPEFRUIT.

~Jules~

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Grumball said...

wow that is an evocative word. One sortof along the same lines could be "azure", but I prefer cerulean.

I've been trying to use "ostensibly" as much as possible lately. Dunno why.

 
At 5:57 AM, Blogger colddrinkfriends said...

its quite puzzling

 
At 6:05 AM, Blogger jenn said...

Jules- Oooooo! That's a good one! For french words, I'm quite partial to 'papillion' as well ;P

Grum- Hee. I used to have a prof that used 'ostensibly' constantly. It was like his filler word. I used to keep track in class of how many times he'd said it... usually ~15 times in a 50 minute class. Now it's pretty much integrated into my vocabulary too. It's a pretty flexible word, actually ;)

 
At 6:26 AM, Blogger MonkeyBlogger said...

I have noticed a definite pomegranate theme in my life lately... I'm using pomegranate soap and have taken to drinking lots of Arizona pomegranate iced tea at work...yum! So my word of the day is "pomegranate."

 
At 6:39 AM, Blogger Grumball said...

wow. I don't know if its 15-times-in-50-minutes flexible, but I had a prof just like that. Except his word (well, phrase) was: "In terms of the system".

Some of the students kept track, graphed how many times he said it per class over the term. I think his max was 28 in one class. That's like once every 2 minutes!

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

Graham, I have to say, in response to your "fellow classmates" (ahem) graphing that:

Typical engineering behaviour.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

So. When you gonna post something new, Jenn? It's a whole new month.

(pushy pushy, I am.)

 
At 11:30 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

Also, I love that your blog is Queer Friendly, as evidenced by the banner on the left. Made me giggle in the best way. :)

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

And I still love your banner. It's grand. Vaguely reminds me of Kim's.

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

And, also, by the way...

Hi.

Tee hee.

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

Now that I think of it, blue lizards do seem cerulean, don't they.

 
At 11:32 AM, Blogger Thérèse said...

........ and for an even 15 comments.

Hee hee hee. "Even" 15. Hee. Hee hee.

 
At 4:29 AM, Blogger jenn said...

Monkey- Ooooooooo. Pomagranate is a GREAT colour. And word. It makes me think of Shakespeare and the desert. Go figure.

Grum- Ok, taking the time to actually graph the results? I think that crosses a line... then again, Therese has a point. Scientists. Sheesh.

Therese- I think they're actually some form of geologist... but the same remark applies ;)

Therese- It is indeed a whole new month... as soon as I am inspired to say something other than "Hey! What's everybody up to?" I shall post again... And yes. We know you're pushy. But in a good way!

Therese- You like that, huh? I got it from CP... you just click on the little banner and it takes you to the site...

Therese- I quite like it myself... blood seat and a lot of cursing went into its creation (graphic designer I am not...)

Therese- Yes. Yes they do.

Therese- You. Are a dork. But in the good way ;D

 
At 4:52 PM, Blogger Jay said...

I'm always fond of the word 'embellish' although this may be in part because my sister had an adorable lisp when she was younger.

 
At 12:56 PM, Blogger Grumball said...

I take exception to being lumped in with engineers. Scientists and engineers are very different. For instance, we're too smart to waste time implementing our ideas. We get the engineers to do that for us.

 
At 12:55 AM, Blogger JMH said...

I'm in love with "I." But I would readily cut in in half to make two "T's" (one upside-down), so I can make a couple of bucks on Wheel of Fortune, providing I spin a lousy $200 and the answer (under the category of Things) was Train Tracks.

We try.

 

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