I think this word means: Terribe fear of cultures different than your own.
Actual definiton: \ZEN-uh-FOE-bee-uh, noun:
Fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign.
Remark: That one was easy. Now back to being afraid of things.
I think it’s all too rare for people to find passion in what they do. To commit themselves to a project fully and completely, where the goal is not to “finish”, but to explore themselves and partake on an adventure where, at the end, something usable is produced… much to the delight of our adventurers.
I think my passion is becoming clearer to me. My passion is to create. Writing and photography are the easy ones. Creating solutions for people in a business transaction is something else entirely… and wholly rewarding as well.
Sitting down at a computer to pound out 2100 words on the historical importance of a popular European figure is something that would cause some people to crinkle their noses.
I thought it was fun.
I think this word means: investigative.
Actual definition: \ob-SEE-kwee-us, adjective:
Servilely attentive; compliant to excess; fawning.
I think this word means: Biological waste products. Poop.
Actual definition:k-SKRESS-uhn(t)s, noun:
1. Something (especially something abnormal) growing out from something else.
2. A disfiguring or unwanted mark, part, or addition.
Remark: I guess I meant “excrement”.
If a tree is cut down in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does anybody care?
I think this word means: A really fun time. Loud.
A confused noise; uproar; tumult.
Remark: What’s a tumult?
noun: violent and noisy commotion or disturbance of a crowd or mob; uproar
This has been a weird week for bus drivers. Today the driver skipped three stops by literally going the wrong way on a pre-determined route that hasn’t changed in years.
They weren’t my stops, but I can’t help but feel sorry for the people who got screwed waiting for the bus there, wondering if it would ever come.
I think this word means: bitter and unpleasent tasting… like the taste of congealed coffee at the bottom of the pot after it’s been sitting all day.
acrid \AK-rid, adjective:
1. Sharp and harsh, or bitter to the taste or smell; pungent.
2. Caustic in language or tone; bitter.
Remark: My definition of acrid was pretty acrid.
Is it weird to have a jacket for every occasion?
I have a jacket for when it’s snowing, a jacket for when it’s raining, a jacket for when it’s cold, and a jacket for when it’s warm.
Does a suit jacket count as a jacket?
I think this word means: An incorrect usage of a phrase or word.
1. The misnaming of a person in a legal instrument, as in a complaint or indictment.
2. Any misnaming of a person or thing; also, a wrong or inapplicable name or designation.
Remark: Close, but no banana.
Edit: I misnamed misnomer. Ha ha.
So I’m on the bus on the way home from campus. The driver stops the bus at one of the stops, leaps off, and dashes across six lanes of traffic (flowing in two different directions) to the coffee shop across the street. This dude in front of me is shaking his head while I can barely contain my glee. In my mind, I had narrowed it down to two options:
1. The driver had finally lost it and just quit his job in the most abrupt manner possible.
2. The driver really really wanted his caffeine fix and couldn’t wait any longer.
The driver finally emerges from the shop, coffee cup in hand, and confidently strides across the same six lanes of traffic that he previously jaywalked across, hops back into the bus, and off we go.
Part of me wanted to witness a bus-jacking while it was left unattended, full of passengers.
Maybe next time.