Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Word of the Week!

I'm horrible at not finishing what I start. Notorious, really. That's why this blog has a new name. I'm reinventing it... again. I'd just scrap it and forget about it, but I refuse to not finish something. I'll turn this into a living blog, goshdarnit!

I've realized that in the past my blogging endeavors have failed because I get burnt out. I don't discipline myself enough and I'm not passionate about what I'm blogging about.

So here's what I've decided to do. You see the name change? Description change? They signal a direction change. I'm going to focus this blog more on literature, writing, and the power of words. Because words are my favorite things. Every so often I find a new word that captures my interest. I am intoxicated. Entranced. I say it over and over, rolling it off my tongue. It's like eating cake, only the cake never runs out. You can eat as much as you want.

Every Tuesday I'll post a new, unusual word here. It'll be my word of the week. It's my way of sharing the joy of words with the world, whether the world cares or not. But I hope it does. :o)

Anyhoo, here's the word for this week:

Disingenuous 
(adj.) - "Dis-in-GEN-u-ous" means to not be sincere or completely truthful, mostly by pretending you know less about the situation than you actually do. Disingenuous.

My mother asked me if I had eaten any cookies.
"there were cookies?" I asked.
"don't be so disingenuous," she said.

Because every mother uses "disingenuous" in daily conversation. Oh yes.

So find a reason to use the word "disingenuous" today! Use it even without a reason! You'll feel so smart! (I know I do :o)

And have a splendid day! I'll be posting a book review of The Princess Bride (that's where I found the word "disingenuous") on Thursday.
Until then!
Hanneli

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