Hi everyone!* Today is Vocab Day. I learned some new words and you know how much I love enriching the minds of others. (Heaps, is how much. Heaps and heaps.)
This afternoon we were playing that game that I forget the name of: where you select an obscure word and everyone in the group makes up a definition, then all the definitions (including the right one) are read out, people guess which one they think is correct, and points are assigned based on how many people picked your quite frankly ridiculous definition ("russel: good name for a mussel") as correct. I won.
(Side note: this game is how my mother learnt the word 'merkin**.' If you're at work you probably just want to do the regular Google for that, not the Google with the pictures.)
Here are my favourite words from today's game!
These are all 100% guaranteed real words.
mumpsimus: an opinion or idea adhered to even when proven to be wrong.
infandous: too odious to be expressed in words
ruelle: the space between the bed and the wall.
Here is how you would use these words in a sentence:
"Rupert! Rupert, your infandous suggestion that it would be both romantic and physically possible to copulate in the ruelle is an absoute mumpsimus."
*When did I start prefixing every post with this? I don't know. More importantly, when am I going to stop doing it? I sound like Suzy fucking Cato. Not that I'm implying my dear readers are toddlers. Why is it always 'dear readers' or, occasionally, 'gentle reader'? I am going to start saying, 'sexy readers' because while I strongly doubt that you are all gentle and dear, mainly because you are not my grandmother, there is no doubt that you are all sexy. Except you, Dad. That's weird.
**every time I play a board game with Mum something goes horribly wrong, like the time I had to mime 'Sex Kitten' and somehow forgot about the standard finger-and-hole hand movement in favour of a full-on sexy mime. She didn't get it. I had to continue miming until the timer ran out. Longest 30 seconds of my life. Cranium seems to lend itself to filthiness - was playing once and someone drew 'Paint Stripper.' We all guessed it pretty early, but we let him carry on for a bit anyway.