Tuesday, October 20, 2009


i have been hearing two very interesting words quite frequently these past few days. don't worry, they have not appeared in the same sentence ... yet. don't you love when this happens? you learn a new word or a word that has been forgotten comes back into use ... or at least into your realm of the universe. i think reading for fun has something to do with it ... oh the joys of not being in school!


Main Entry: bur·gle
Pronunciation: \ˈbər-gəl\
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): bur·gled; bur·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology: back-formation from burglar
Date: 1870

: burglarize

WORD #2:

Main Entry: eu·nuch
Pronunciation: \ˈyü-nək, -nik\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English eunuk, from Latin eunuchus, from Greek eunouchos, from eunē bed + echein to have, have charge of — more at scheme
Date: 15th century

1 : a castrated man placed in charge of a harem or employed as a chamberlain in a palace
2 : a man or boy deprived of the testes or external genitals
3 : one that lacks virility or power s>

eu·nuch·ism\-nə-ˌki-zəm, -ni-\ noun


TheBenandKaties said...

I tried to come up with a sentence that would use both of those words but all of the options either sounded somewhat profane, or actually were somewhat profane.

Burgle is fun to say.

Chelsi Ritter said...

i love the word burgle! i've never heard it before. what are you reading? i need a good book!

Shelly said...

I'm proud of myself that I actually knew what both of those words meant before you defined them. Yess... My brain hasn't turned to mush after spending all my time with toddlers.