Words Worth

Nikita's pawsTrope. Punctum. Hoary.

All excellent words, having nothing whatsoever to do with knitting. They come to my collector’s mind through the usual way: reading about one thing leads me down a completely different path. I end up wandering in the land of logorrhea.

I have loved many words in my time – from albatross to xenophobe, with a defenestration tossed in for fun. Why paws to use this hoary trope? There is no critical punctum here; simply a tasty trifle to waste a minute, expand the brain and distract the reader’s attention from the fact that I’ve got nothing to show in the way of same socks progress.

My knitting will is gone with the (shoulder) whinge.

14 comments to Words Worth

  • I love words too! Some of my favorites are pernicious, superfluous, juxtapose, and imp.

    Sorry to hear the shoulder is still causing you such problems. Be well.

  • Oooph! I’m sending paws-a-tive thoughts to that cranky shoulder.

  • I just nominated you for an award on my blog and actually Nikki’s feet tie in too..go have a look!

  • I am a word lover also. My current is calipigious (having shapely buttocks) but defenestration was a family fave for a long time. I love a good trip through the dictionary.

  • funicular blogging:

    as the word knowledge goes up, the knitting content goes down

    sending you lots of happy shoulder vibes

  • Sorry about your shoulder whinge. I like that word–I think I learned it reading Wodehouse.

    In eighth grade, I and 5 boys, having all completed eighth grade spelling the previous year, took “College Vocabulary.” Each week we had a list of 20 words from alphabetical lists. We had to define each word, use it in a sentence, and then use all 20 words in a story. One week, while in a list of L words, we had: lascivious, lewd, libertine and licentious. Our teacher decided to skip reading our stories out loud that week for which I am still grateful.

  • Hee! Defenestration is an alleged favorite of a certain handsome German I know…

    See you tomorrow for pyrotechnics and relaxitude!

  • Are those Nikki kitty man feets?

    Feel better hunny! Knit slowly 🙂

  • Oh I love it when you tickle my brain with big words. I do hope your shoulder starts feeling better soon. My carpal tunnel syndrome has been twinging. Luckily, there is Celebrex.

  • Mmm. Drooling over words. Mmm. My personal favorites? Dipsomaniacal (having an unquenchable thirst for alcohol – whee!), Prestidigitation (sleight of hand – ha) and hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia which, if you sift through the prefixes it makes sense, means a fear of long words. That one kills me. Thanks for the feast!

  • Wow, girls, you all need to relax a bit! If it were my shoulder I would threaten her with a massage with fingers like iron claws (like my daughters), that would make it just fine in a minute! ;o) I usually ignore any tweeking or pain, knitting realted, because there’s no way I’m not knitting because of it. I might not be able to swind the tennis racket anymore, or lift my cup of tea (O.K. that’s bad), but as long as my fingers wind themselve around my knitting needles, I’m knitting. ;o) And by the way, I’m feeling like an idiot now, because none of your big words are in my everyday vocabulary… :o(

  • Oh man, this is getting freaky. Which shoulder? Because my right shoulder started hurting a couple days ago, and last night it was bad enough to make for a restless night.

    Are we cosmicly linked or what?

    Thanks for the expansion of my vocabulary today. Good words, one and all…

    Blessings (and hope for a speedy recovery of full range of motion.)

  • Karen —
    I’m so sorry that your shoulder is bothering you! I’ve been on a washcloth marathon — the cotton yarn you donated got me started and I can’t seem to stop because it’s the perfect “wherever” knitting when it’s hot. I love the words — and the paws! I hope you have a wonderful 4th!

  • Love the trip through the thesaurus, Karen. Sorry the knitting is evading you because of your shoulder. Cute paws, kitty!