Today’s word is just fun to say – Ointment. Try it! It’s kind of a gross word, if you think about it too much, so I try not to – I just say it. It’s useful to shout out at random moments, in meetings, at weddings, etc. Do it and watch the fun ensue! A good friend of mine introduced me to the utter gratification of this word. He has a particular way of saying it that no one has been able to duplicate – kind of like the unique way your mom can say your name when she’s annoyed.
As you may, or may not, have noticed, I’ve done a bit of rearranging on the site. One of my favorite features in the sidebar, Words I Like, is gone, but not forgotten! I’ve decided that they would make great posts on my blog. I can add new ones as I discover them. So here goes. The first one I have chosen is probably may favorite word in the English language. It’s seldom used, although, in my line of work, there is ample opportunity.
Today’s word is Defenestrate: the act of throwing something or someone out of a window.
I love the fact that there is a word for such a specific action. How often do we wish we could could defenestrate an annoying coworker or bit of misbehaving technology?