gt: today i learned about the word _____

Gone are the days when I’d lazily lounge in the couch with my tattered Webster’s in hand, browsing from page one to as far as my free time will take me. This habit introduced me to aardvark + other obscure words beginning with the letter “A” to heaven-knows which other letters I decided to skip to after a while. Words are simply my favorite, the more highfalutin they are, the better. The more obscure they are, the more I enjoy them 😀

Not to claim that I am an expert, but people who knows me are aware of this knack at words + I tried to used them + pepper daily conversations with these words to the delight, sometimes bemusement or more often than not, wonder of my friends. They simply did not know that long conversations with Mr. Webster can make a word-factory out of anyone! The habit of keeping him handy whenever I do my home works or read a book for pleasure paid off eventually! 🙂

When I got a bit older, I brush up my vocabulary with the help of all those Alanis Morissette and Incubus songs that introduced me to loads of  words that I do not encounter in my day-to-day activities. Words are simply fun! Some play with brickgames (psp’s + the likes are invention of the future way back then) while I poured on my books + doodled at my notes waiting for words + rhymes to come.

But, I must admit, what with all the household chores and parenting duties I need to prioritize first, it has been awhile since I’ve rendezvous with my old friend. I have become rusty + sluggish + have not learned a new word for ages now. So when I read about this week’s GT topic I was actually speechless + hard-pressed of a new word to share.

That is why I am glad to stumble upon Random Word Generator. I simply clicked + words after words appear until one that I have not encountered before finally showed up. So for the new word I learned today, I share:

excrescency

 

which, according to definition-of.net, is a noun meaning bulge, bump, hump, swelling, prominence, protuberance, protrusion, extrusion, with a variation of excrescence which means something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings.

Random Word Generator is quite a cool site, you can also vary the word type if you prefer to search for adjectives instead + the complexity if you are more keen on the most uncommon words.

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gt: mum's favorite word

I have always loved words.  They have fascinated me much just like magic + mysteries ever since I was a little girl.  They seem to leap from the pages of my favorite books + prance around me in an odd parade of random letters forming familiar words.

But, somehow, when I became a mum my vocabulary was altered by leaps + bounds + is now peppered by monosyllables (+ sometimes, guttural ;)) courtesy of my little man. That is why it is no surprise that when asked what my favorite word is, this one instantly popped into my bubble thought:

dood

 

 It was originally coined by my son to denote his feeding bottles, but I have noticed lately that everything pertaining to his immediate requests + concerns are summarized by this word.  He could either mean he wants milk, to be carried or to go out of the room + eventually out of the house + heaven-knows what else 🙂  What makes it all the more cute is the way he pronounce it, giving emphasis on both D‘s (much like how a Brit would do it!) + saying it with that much urgency in it that you will be sure to follow his wish!

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gt: best birthday ever

Every year I look forward to my birthdays (well, who doesn’t, really?) + there simply is no need for grand celebrations or lavish gifts, just the thought of being given another year to enjoy life here on Earth is more than a reason enough to celebrate + be thankful.

I guess the best birthdays I have ever had are the ones I celebrated with my parents around. Not because these are grand celebration ’cause normally my Mama would just cook her specialty + my favorite, spaghetti (which happens to be soooo delicious, if you ask me, the best!) if I get lucky + we would just stay at home all day, doing practically nothing! Nothing really fancy, but I guess those simple pleasures are worth a ton of treasure, especially now that I can no longer spend my birthday with them (well, the ones spent visiting their graves aren’t really counted, right? :()

I also enjoyed that one birthday when my officemates threw a surprise party for me. I was genuinely surprised + was touched by the gesture + the thought.

Now that my son is around, instead of dwelling on the happy memories that bring mixed emotions, I plan to create new happy + unforgettable experiences with Jared + no, not with expensive presents but little, random, unexpected moments that creates lasting memories.

Now it is your turn to share your best birthday celebration ever here.

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