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Jul 5, 2009

SUNDAY FAVORITES









Here is a re-post of something I originally wrote about in April this year.
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Well I learned a new word today. The word for today kids is "vomitory". I know. You never heard of it either. Sounds like a made up word for a room in a frat house.
I was checking out the floor plan at a new sports complex where I am going to a basketball game tonight and there they were....VOMITORIES.
See the red arrows I put in? There they are.
Of course I had to go and look that up. Didn't sound like something I wanted to sit near.
The definition from The Free Dictionary is:
vom·i·to·ry (vm-tôr, -tr)
adj.
Inducing vomiting; vomitive.
n. pl. vom·i·to·ries
1. Something that induces vomiting.
2. An aperture through which matter is discharged.
3. One of the tunnellike (sic) passages of an amphitheater or stadium between the seats and the outside wall or passageway.
So there you have it. Something delightful to talk about at dinner tonight. I want you to work the new word into your conversation once a day for 3 days. You can do it. Post them here so we can all improve our vocabularies.
  • So dear I was going to bring you back nachos and a hot dog but I dropped them and they spewed all over the vomitory.
  • So dear I was going to bring you back nachos and a hot dog but I thought there might be a vomitory effect due to your sensitive stomach.
  • So dear those curse words are coming out of your vomitory again. Potty mouth.


5 comments:

Cass @ That Old House said...

I have a new favorite word. And I may have to teach it to our 7 year old neighbor; he'd love this one.
Thanks for performing a valuable public service!
:-)
Cass

@eloh said...

I learned a new one last night...I'm an old woman, been married three times...where have I been? My 18 year old daughter was in her room watching ?? and comes in here and asks me what a pansexual is... I said..a what? Never heard of it..so O goggley do it...I type in pans...and before I could put another letter in BANG it all pops up...we didn't "click" on anything...our question was answered well enough..thank you.

I can remember the old saying that there was nothing "new"...I guess they just didn't count on having to make up words for some stuff.

Keetha Broyles said...

LOL - - - this is GREAT.

Actually, definition #2 and #3 say the same thing - - - its just that #2 says it in very scientific lingo, making it SOUND like something else.

:-)

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I can't wait to share this word with my grandsons. They will hoot and holler! Thanks for sharing this.

KBeau said...

Just goes to show that you learn something new every day. I like your idea of a room at the frat house.

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