Friday Five – Words With Which to Work
I think in the coming week, I will work these into my conversations.
- sans, ie: without. I went to work sans underwear. However, I am not allowed to use the terms sans-serif or Comic Sans.
- zeitgeist, ie: thought representing this period of history. Disallowed: Google Zeitgeist
- voila, ie: ta-da. I love that in Paris they actually use this in everyday life. However, it may be like “there-you-go” in the U.S. which I really hate.
- bon-vivant, ie: a person who doesn’t drink wine through a straw and never double dips the chips.
- sic transit gloria mundi, ie: there goes a washed up old fart.
THE UNKNOWN MEME: Use any of these terms in a post, in a logical context, but don’t mention in the post that it is a meme. Link back here please so I can see your creativity. 🙂
All are welcome, all are welcome. Cross over children. There is peace and serenity in the light.
Great idea. Great challenge. I actually use ‘voila’ occasionally. One of these days I should look it up to see what it means.
I have been searching for weeks for an opportunity to weave a couple of words into routine, daily conversation. (1) eponymous, (2) gestalt. Not so simple, but probably more so than ‘sic transit gloria mundi’.
@Winston: If you are at least 20 years older than the person you are talking to, they won’t be listening anyway, so just do it! They will perhaps just hear Gloria Mundi, and think its the new chick.
I am always at least 20 years older than the person I’m trying to talk to. Used ‘zeitgeist’ in blog post today. Also said it in conversation with the dog, but she just growled and walked away…
@Winston: LOL. Well did you say it nicely, or were you critical? I trust your dog.