Fun words: gubernatorial

I honestly didn’t think this was a real word. I was convinced it was some strange way of referring to “Arnie” when he was a governor. It sounded kinda like “The Terminator” combined with the word governor.

Alas, I was wrong – partly.  Gubernatorial means: relating to a state governor or the office of state governor.

I really, really wished they’d called him that – The Gubernator. Or the Governator. 🙂

Politics are stressful these days – what are some fun words you would use to referred to your elected officials?

Fun words: persnickety

I love this word. It’s defined as: placing too much emphasis on trivial or minor details; fussy.

And for some reason – when I hear this word – that’s exactly what I think of. It’s the kind of word that somehow sounds exactly like (well, not exactly like – that’s onomatopoeia – and yes, I had to look up how to spell that) what it represents. Or perhaps a better words would be conjures (ooh, another fun word!) up the feeling of what it represents.

Wow, I am a serious word nerd.  But I’m not too persnickety about grammar. 🙂

What’s a word that makes you think about exactly what it represents?



Fun words: apotheosis

The English language is truly full of fun words – gotta admit I hadn’t encountered this one until recently.

Apotheosis is defined as the perfect form of something or elevation to divine status.

If you could be elevated to divine status and be the god of something (like Thor is the god of thunder), what would you be the god of? I think I’d be the god of naps. I like napping a lot and would prefer not to go outside in the cold if I don’t have to. That could also make me the god of cats.


Fun phrases: Fifth columnist

I’ve been reading a great book lately called “The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains” which is all about some very out there comic book villains (e.g. Robotic Nazi T.Rex).

Some of the most colourful villains were invented during WWII. A phrase that kept popping up was “fifth columnist” and I’d never heard of it before, so I looked it up.

It’s defined as: someone who secretly supports and helps the enemies of the country or organization they are in.

Obviously these were not good guys (or gals) to so super heroes such as “Sleepy” and “Nightmare” (yes, seriously) made good work of them.

If you were a supervillain – what would you want your name and super power to be?



Fun words: Avuncular

I’ve seen this word before but never actually know what it meant. So I finally looked it up!

Avuncular means: suggestive of an uncle especially in kindliness or geniality.

I gotta admit – if I hadn’t looked it up, I would not have ever figured that one out.

Fun word in a sentence: Aunt Agony’s new husband Andy was so amiable that he was almost the the living definition of avuncular!

If I had to make up a meaning for it – I think I’d have guessed it had something to do with a fun car.

What would you have thought it meant?