Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Juice and goose bumps

I had a delicious apple and passionfruit juice with my breakfast when I got to work this morning. Never have I enjoyed a bottle of juice so much. I had a few too many wines over dinner with a friend last night, you see...very parched.

Doctor Dictionary delights me yet again. Word of the day on Sunday was horripilation which means goose bumps! Makes me want to get chilly just so I can use it.

Only four weeks until my month-long holiday...


The Infamous Mrs. BlueBalls said...

I love learning new words. The problem comes in when its a word you just can't work into everyday conversation. I've also become enamoured with collective nouns.

Small Footprints said...

I have horripilation right now ... as we speak! It's cold here in North Carolina. :)

Mmm ... apple & passion fruit juice. Sounds wonderful!

A month-long holiday? I want to work where you do! What a nice thing to be looking forward to. What do you plan to do with your time off?

Take Care!

Small Footprints

Glee Girl said...

Hello Mrs BB. Yes, it can be hard slipping a new word into conversation. I have that problem with cumulonimbus, one of my new favourite words. I saw some fine examples of cumulnimbus clouds on the weekend but I was on my own, dammit.

Horripilation on the other hand - I'm in a state of horripilation (horripilated, I guess) every day at work thanks to the over-zealous air conditioning. Or I could use it in relation to music "This song gives me horripilations".

What are some of your favourite collection nouncs? Do you like making them up your own?

Hi small footprints. It's hot here, so no horripilation for me (at least until I get to work tomorrow). Does it snow where you live?

The juice was yummy. I love passionfruit. I guzzled it down like I was dying of thirst though.

Abbeysmum said...

Hi Jayne, when my daughter was in her early working years she was the only one of her group who never got hungover, they soon discovered it was her habit of drinking water before going to bed and having some handy through the night.