Archive | December 8, 2009

Word of the day

Today’s WOTD from Wordsmith is Periphrastic.  I don’t know if it’s just me (probably), but I think it sounds dirty!  Boringly it’s not, the definition they use is:

1. Using a roundabout form of expression; wordy.
2. Formed by the use of two or more words instead of inflection. Examples:
“daughter of John” (compared with “John’s daughter)
“It did happen” (compared with “It happened”)
“more stupid” (compared with “stupider”)
“Do you have” (compared with “Have you”)

I do like that.  I really want to learn these words, but I’m sure in a couple of weeks I will have totally forgotten about them.  My Mum’s asked for one of those Brain Training things for Christmas – I totally think I should get one too.

Speaking of ‘Getting’ things.  I got my Wii yesterday – woo hoo.  My boyfriend’s best mate is about to emergrate to Australia so was getting rid of his stuff a few weeks ago.  He sold my man a Wii, broken Xbox loads of games and DVDs.  He already has a Wii, so that was always going to go to me (cause he’s such an awesome person!)  The question was, when?  To help to motivate me to 50,000 words for NaNo, he said if I completed it I could have it now, but if not I could have it for Christmas.  I completed it, so am now a proud owner of a Wii.  Yay.  The probelm is games – we’re going to fight over them.  I’m going to buy Wii Fit or Fitness Coach or something to try to lose some weight before Christmas.  Anything is worth a try!!

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