Let’s begin at the beginning. Always a good place to start. Let’s see. Ahh…
Pronounced Ah; or Are. A Hawaiian word for a rough and frothy lava flow. The smooth lava flow is called Pahoehoe (pronounced pa-hoey-hoey). You’ll not get your aas mixed up with your pahoehoes from now on, will you? You’d be very argute to use these words in the right place. (Shrewd)
Have you ever come across a blatherskite? I’m sure you have. A person who rambles on without making much sense. Some say I’m a blatherskite, but I tend to waffle on regardless anyway.
I hope my waffling comes across as couthy, which is Scottish for warm and friendly (in relation to a person) or cosy (for a place). Hopefully, you find this blog couthy.
Get this word into a sentence and you can award yourself ten points. Although, the points themselves are worthless, as you’d guess. Floccinaucinihilipilification. Hehehe. I’ll say that again. Floccinaucinihilipilification. Floxin-orsinie-hillypilly-fickayshun. This word has Latin roots, and for some reason is rarely used today. And as you now know it’s the action of estimating something as worthless.
Now, I’m not being personal, but do you have any idea where on your body you’d find a hallux? If you said your face, you’d be wrong. Hands… you’d be getting warmer. Feet, well, you’re positively on fire! It’s a big toe.
In the animal kingdom, you may, on the odd occasion, come across a tigon. Or a liger. A tigon is the hybrid cub of a lion and a tigress, and a liger is that of a male tiger and a lioness.
Does the thought of some words make you go all aquiver? Anticipating with excitement, trembling even, at their very meaning? Me neither, but I like playing with words. Such fun.
And finally, the word to end on this time is madtom. How rude. Oh, that’s the word. Ahem. A madtom is a North American catfish which has poisonous spines.
And on that note, I’ll end things there. Next time I may explore strange numbers of the Universe…