Thursday, November 22, 2007

BTT: Connecting Words (November 22, 2007)

This week's question


Okay, today’s question is going to be a little different. First, I’m posting it early because Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and I’m going to be busy making and eating turkey as I’m sure some of you will also be, so I want to give everyone time to play. And two, because I’m basically going to link you through to somebody else’s blog with a question that I thought was pretty interesting.

Joanna and Brad are asking about “connecting words,” and they don’t mean conjunctions like “and” or “but.” No, what they’re looking for are unique, or treasured words that we’ve found out and about in our daily travels, words that might not be common usage, or often heard, but which struck a chord for some reason.

This is unorthodox, of course, but here’s the thing: if you link back to Joanna’s post (which is where the rules are written), you’re eligible to win a prize. Not to mention joining in some great conversation about interesting words.

I’m not sure if you’re supposed to leave a comment there or not. She only specifies that you should link to it in your post, but . . . I suppose a comment wouldn’t hurt. But, as always, comment here, too, please so that all of us can play along. I’ve already answered this one here.

I'm a little lost for this week's BTT. Do words like "beautylicious", "yummylicious" and "fantabulous" count? You know, the word "beautiful" connecting with "delicious" and "fantastic" with "fabulous", that sort of stuff. I recently read some Irish stories and came to know a few Gaelic words such as "A Ghrá" (sweetheart) and "Slainte" (cheers). Sigh. I can't say much for this week's BTT. Lost for words...

Happy BTT, everyone!

Book Quote:


You cannot open a book without learning something.

— Confucius