Greetings and Salutations!
I know I have been absent from this blog for quite some time. I offer you my humble apologies. I have been sick off and on for what seems like forever. The good news is, though, I am feeling much better lately! Now let’s go hunt down some Friday Funny-Sounding Words!
My first choice for a funny-sounding word today is malapropism. This word has always made me chuckle. It’s a great word for me, too. Know why? It’s a noun meaning the misuse of a word! Told you it was perfect for me.
Funny-sounding word Number 2 for today is interregnum. To me, this sounds like a noise your stomach makes! However, it means, literally, inter regnum or Latin for “between the reign.” The oh-fish-shul definition is the period between the end of a reign and the beginning of the next; a time when there is no government. I still think it sounds like your stomach is growling!
My last funny-sounding word for today is another long-term favorite of mine: doppelganger. This one just rolls off the tongue and, yes, it makes me giggle. Do you have a doppelganger? They say everyone does. A doppelganger is a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person. So if anyone’s told you there is someone out there who is the spitting image of you, you, my friend, have a doppelganger!
There will be much more to come in future entries. A lot is happening in my life and most of it has to do with my favorite subject. . . WORDS!