Thursday, October 16, 2008

CELEBRATE WITH ME!!!

It's here !! It's here !! It's National Dictionary Day! The day you wait for all year long!



Okay maybe the rest of you aren't as ebullient as me. But there is no reason to be lugubrious.

Really what's better than a day to show off your sesquipedalism! Oh don't think I don't see you going all floccinaucinihilipilificative on me! Maybe a day like today is a bit esoteric, but I find it very ostrobogulous. And I don't mean to jargogle all you Gilly-gaupuses but I couldn't let this day pass without saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY Noah Webster! Now I'm starting to sound like an ultracrepidarian and this has become inefficacious so I'll just desist.

59 comments:

Neabear said...

Ok, so now I need to get my dictionary and figure out what all those words mean. LOL! Happy Dictionary Day.

Mrs de Miranda said...

All I can say is...WOW. And: supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
so there! :p

haha, hope you are having a good day!

squawmama said...

OMG Nikki... I am a little word person... I was so lost without my dictionary... Now my daughter could go head to head with you... she loves the BIG words... ;-D

Hugs,
Donna

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Noah Webster's house is about 10 miles from me. I've been meaning to get there for the last 3 years and I have yet to do it!

Carolynn said...

Hang on, I have to grab my dictionary!

You are a one of a kind riot, Nikki.

Love, love, love your posts.

P.S. Happy Birthday N.W.

Carolynn

Jan said...

This will increase your blog status to Genius you know. This is so argalutious.

How fun.

Flowersnfelines said...

Say what??

Heather said...

you crack me up!

onlymehere said...

I can't remember who it was that said they had to look up every word they don't know, but they should have a good time with your post today!! I'll have to look them up later since I'm at work but there are no jobs to type right now. As for Rosie, there are many, many things I probably would have said if my girls weren't with me. TRUST ME, I'm not as nice when someone is dishonest with me as you might think!! I just come off nicer in print I guess! LOL!!

Bo said...

Oh Nikki...how smart you are...you can speak a foreign language, at least it's foreign to me...very foreign! Fun post today, ;-) Bo

big hair envy said...

WOW! Cute AND smart! You've got the whole package.

My sister will be thrilled to know that she shares a birthday with Noah Webster. We're kind of geeky that way:)

Stephanie said...

I wish I could shoot back with equally brilliant words, but I seem to have left my word of the day calendar in High School. Yes, I had a group of friends that would quiz each other all day on the word of the day. No drinking, no drugs, just fancy words for us!

Chris said...

Will someone explain what she just said, please..LOL

Hugs,
Chris

nikkicrumpet said...

LOL Flowers and felines I love that response!!!

Jan said...

Loved the college cheer Nikki. Cracked me up. I totally made up that word. You decide the definition. Since your the genius and all :)

gingela5 said...

Alright missy--you know I don't know fancy words like that! But Happy Dictionary Day! And I think I heard Tim Gunn say ebullient on Project Runway and I had to look it up! You're such a smarty pants...

jill jill bo bill said...

Well thank you! I love my green shirt as well. That is what you were saying, right?!

You are a RIOT!!!! I thnk I will start one in your honor!

beth at aunties said...

Heavens have mercy on us! You sound like our son did all last week preparing for an exam of the logest medical terms I'd ever hear. You would make a great addition to the Readers Digest Vocabulary test of knowledge of words. I wouldn't have gotten any of these, but just because my smart hubby is at work.
Oh and I have MUD on my FACE, precious woman from Mass. I really was just thinking of Kathie Lee Gifford from Conn:) while peeping out of the plane! How tiny weeny my brain felt when I tried to look up on a map last evening to see where it was my fellow Utahan landed herself on the beautiful Eastern coast.
MASS! I screamed and my husband said "So, you made a mistake, whats the big deal?"
Sorry, I thought I was going by memory and this memory isn't like it used to be:) I still thought of you even if you were a state away....

Anonymous said...

I do have a propensity for loquaciousness, but not today.

Happy B'day Noah I salute your magnum opus !!!

Kathy :)

nikkicrumpet said...

WOO HOO KATHY!!! YOU GO GIRL!!! I love the word loquaciousness...it sounds so much better than "blabber mouth" lol.

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I love the dictionary! When I used to teach I would often get asked, "How do you spell...." and my reply was, "Here's a dictionary, go look it up."

Loved using that line...

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Ok, this time, in English!!

Happy Dictionary Day!!

Charli and me said...

LOL It's going to take me a month to look up all those words. I am truly impressed! Way to go girl!

Deb said...

How about that! Deb

Anna Lefler said...

OW! My head, my head! My synapses can't handle it when they all have to fire at the same time!!!

Nothing but single syllables for the rest of the day...

Duh.

Bye.

;^) Anna

Rue said...

Can you believe that my kids can actually talk like that? They have to keep it quiet though. Annie was made fun of the other day because she used the word Auburn and the other girls had never heard of it. She was like ... "duh! It's a color..." LOL

hugs,
rue

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

You crack me up Miss Nikki!

Rhea said...

Translation please!! lol I had no idea today was dictionary day.

I love the photos of your yard and house. GORGEOUS!

Southern Lady said...

Nikki ...

Your jocosity and sagacity are transcended only by your prolific fecundity and unsurpassed eloquence.

I'm so glad you started blogging, my friend. You always make us laugh and that's a "good thing," as Martha used to say.

Sincerely,

Janie

Southern Lady said...

I just got this note from you, Nikki ...

YAY JANIE!!! You win best comment of the day! Not that there is a prize or anything...

I am so humbly proud, Nikki. And your choosing MY comment as the "Best Comment of the Day," was prize enough ... lol

What a fun post!

Janie

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday, dead Mr. Webster!! Nikki, now you're just showing off!!lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Heather said...

Ooooo, I LOVE big words!!

Tiffany said...

You are so funny!

Email us your address so we can get your t-shirt and picture to you.

Hope you are excited about your big day of comment love tomorrow!

The Berry's Patch said...

I'm totally dancing to your music right now...No More Words.

Okay, so we are going to show off what? And what are we going to do on you? You better be careful...your blog could get a rated R mark. :-)

Susie Q said...

"Words fascinate me. They always have. For me, browsing in a dictionary is like being turned loose in a bank." -- Eddie Cantor



Whata fun post! I LOVE words! bill and I are sort of dictionary geeks! We loved asking Dan, and now Grace, what they think certain words actually mean! Their answers are pretty funny sometimes but often, they get it right and that was always pretty cool.

You are always such a *convivial* hostess...thank you for the smiles!

Love,
Sue

Aleta said...

Sad thing is that I used to know someone who talked like that. Attitude and all. Lol. The person figured if the big words were used, it would make a big person.

zenmom said...

Huzzah! A holiday after my own hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the body of a vertebrate animal by contracting and relaxing. :)

Bella Casa said...

Copacetic post!!!

Bella :)

HappyHourSue said...

Word.

oooooh-Berlin!!!!!!!

Anna Lefler said...

Lady! The 'stache contest doesn't end until Saturday!

Besides, based on what I've seen here, you KNOW you've already got a moustache-on-a-stick somewhere in that handbag of yours...

;^) Anna

Michael said...

HUH?

Do you write graduate thesises too?

SchmeckyGirl said...

LMAO! One of my favorite websites is dictionary.com.

Rachel said...

This post made me laugh out loud!! I too am a little word kinda girl. ;)

Love the rocking music!!

Stacey said...

Now you know there is an unspoken rule that we do not use the f word on blogs.

floxi__________

You crack me up!

bloggin' Chrystal said...

Ok...if your starting using words like this on your blog often, I'm gonna have to stop reading. haha! I feel so stupid right now because I can't even pronounce the words you used let alone tell you what they mean. lol! Now I've got to go back to work tomorrow and update my students on Mr. Webster birthday.

Ma'dame French said...

You are truly silly;) Love it French;)

Elizabeth said...

Great one! Love the new blog design; was it part of your winning package?

judicreations said...

whew. I could hardly read those there words n'er mind try to understand them. I am guessing that I have them right..*lol*.
I didn't realize there was such a day but I am happy we're celebrating anyway!!

Come visit my blog tomorrow I'm going to have a giveaway.

Have a great evening.
Judi

Lynette said...

Love your blog and I love your posts. I remember you from RMS when you did your "red toile guest room." (Loved it to, BTW) I happened to be blog hopping the other day and stumbled across you - I have added you to my favs as well as become a dedicated follower, not stalker, follower - I hope you don't mind?
I've just created my own blog, so I am taking very tiny baby steps - can't believe you've been at it only 2 mos. - you seem like a pro.
Thanks for the funny Webster laugh.
Have a good evening.
Lynette

jeanne said...

Nikki, I don't know what to say about your post because I didn't understand anything except Happy Birthday Noah Webster. LOL girl. I do know desist so I knew when you were finished. Smiling!

This is something I can comment on. Your new look is really fun and sunflowery. Is that a word? lol

Hugs...Jeanne

Tracey said...

LOVE THE NEW BACKGROUND!!!!
I tried (unsuccessfully)to change mine the other day and ended up deleting my blog list somehow...took me forever to put them back in. So, I guess my blog background is staying put!
All I can say about those big words is.....HUH???
:) Tracey

Blueberry Buttons said...

I am speechless! I will have to get the dictionary out (did I spell that right) :)

MyBrownBaby said...

I'm a writer, so it's only natural that I love words. But what warms my heart even more is that my six-year-old, who is a fine reader, is ADDICTED to the dictionary. She's been copying words and definitions out of the dictionary for the past three weeks (I taught her how to look up words, so now that she's got that licked, she's putting her newfound knowledge to fine use). Of course, now I'm finding little pieces of paper all over the house, with definitions for words like "continent" and "slumber" and "pledge" scribbled on them. I can't even be mad about the mess! Cute post!

Jori-O said...

Haha, you should have your blog rated on its level of readability--you'll be PhD material!

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

hahaha, your post made me laugh out loud. i love wild words.

thanks for the giggle, kathleen

Tulsi said...

Where in Utah did you grow up? We sat in the airport on our way to Switzerland to see my mom. The kids remember being on the wrong side of the road with a stop light coming up and fearing for their lives. It is so funny for them to tell it. They all 3 say the same thing with they tell it separately. It was overcast, but then so was Switzerland. If I go by where you grew up, I'll take pictures for you.

Tulsi said...

NEW ENGLAND.............. I"m brilliant, something you should know about me right off the bat. All of the above is true, but who cares. I love pictures from the New England area. We have moved around a bit with the UHP so have been all over Utah. I'll still send pics if we go to your area.

WheresMyAngels said...

Is this the post where the smart people comment. If so, I should be here.

Heather said...

Oh, this was like a love letter to a word nerd like myself!

You should've gone whole hog and busted out floccinaucinihilipilificatiousness...

If you haven't seen it, you might enjoy Bulbous Bouffant (video can be found at the bottom of my blog)...

Cheers!

 

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