Posts tagged ‘word of the day’

March 22, 2012

Word Of The Day: Moschate

MOS-keyt, adjective;
1. Having a musky smell.

Food diary, entry #84
I’m really congested after eating a bread sample at Whole Foods that was mismarked as gluten-free. The new office manager girl told me bitchface Michelle has been telling people I’m probably breathing deeply around Derek’s desk to create some sort of scent memory. Thanks, bitch, but I’m actually just trying to clear my sinuses! The fact that I am doing this while also getting whiffs of his moschate body odor is just an added bonus.

March 21, 2012

Word Of The Day: Conniption

kuh-NIP-shuhn, noun;
1. A fit of hysterical excitement or anger.

Food diary, entry #71
Today I ate: peeled grapes I pretended were bitchface Michelle’s eyeballs, nothing else. My stomach has been acting up all day. I’m afraid I ate something weird, though I think I’m just having ice cold diarrhea every time I think about the conniption fit I threw at work when I saw Derek and Michelle exchange a private look over the fax machine. The new office manager girl felt sorry for me and bought me a cookie at lunch that I couldn’t eat. I’ve run out of grapes, so I think I’m going to go rub my butt on Michelle’s keyboard while she’s in a meeting and then call it a day.

March 20, 2012

Word Of The Day: Vernal

VUR-nl, adjective;
1. Of or pertaining to spring.
2. Appearing or occurring in spring.
3. Appropriate to or suggesting spring; springlike.
4. Belonging to or characteristic of youth.

Food diary, entry #60
Welp, Derek stood me up tonight. I’m spite eating flour-dusted French fries with a sullen rage that usually only comes around during my vernal menstrual cycle.

March 19, 2012

Word Of The Day: Carp

kahrp, verb;
1. To find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably.
1. A peevish complaint.

Food diary, entry #39
Derek, the love of my life, has started calling me GF at work. I know it’s in reference to my gluten allergy, but I’m pretending like it’s something more. It was my birthday last week and stupid bitchface Michelle ordered pizza for the office with wheat crust, knowing full well this would give me explosive diarrhea in the co-ed bathroom. I think she’s trying to sabotage me and Derek, but I guess I shouldn’t carp about this particular instance, since everyone knows you can’t eat in front of a guy until you’re six months into your relationship. Point: me. Nice try, bitchface!

March 16, 2012

Word Of The Day: Gasser

GAS-er, noun;
1. Something that is extraordinarily pleasing or successful, especially a very funny joke.
2. A person or thing that gasses.

Jonah Hill
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210


This will be my last letter for a while. Your manager called the cops on me after she found me sleeping in the back of her car (gas is expensive and I thought this would be more financially responsible than trailing her all over town until she brought me to you). My therapist came over and told me I suffer from an obsessive compulsive narcissistic personality disorder. I said, “That sounds Superbad. You better Walk Hard to Get Me To The Greek on 21 Jump Street so I can pay you a giant Moneyball for my overdue therapy bills before I forget like we all did with Sarah Marshall, you 40-Year-Old Virgin who studied psychiatry because you can’t get Knocked Up for fear you won’t be Accepted by your offspring!” It was a real gasser!

Anyway, I should go – this hospital is weird about me writing letters and won’t give me pens (I’m writing to you in menstrual blood).

Until we meet again,
Amy Snodgrass

March 15, 2012

Word Of The Day: Iniquitous

ih-NIK-wi-tuhs, adjective;
1. Characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.

Jonah Hill
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

My dearest Jonah,

Last night when I was watching Superbad for the 202nd time, fantasizing about how if we were in high school together I would knit myself a sweater out of your hair to keep myself warm after a night of unadulterated passion together, I called my therapist and sobbed into her voicemail for ten minutes. She texted me this morning that I should probably be hospitalized, but I think this is an iniquitous conspiracy. She’s just a jealous old bat who will never love the way we love. I wish you’d come to one of my sessions with me so we could explain this to her together. I have them twice daily, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding one to fit your schedule.

See you soon?
Amy Snodgrass

March 14, 2012

Word Of The Day: Dowager

DOU-uh-jer, noun;
1. An elderly woman of stately dignity, especially one of elevated social position.
2. A woman who holds some title or property from her deceased husband, especially the widow of a king, duke, etc.

Jonah Hill
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Hey J,

I was sitting on the hood of your Audi at that Trader Joe’s in WeHo (I had been following while you ran errands all day) and these two guys walked past me. They were deep in conversation and called Meryl Streep a “dowager.” I’m not sure what that means but I’m pretty sure it’s offensive. I don’t want you shopping in the same store as these kinds of people. Please find a different Trader Joe’s, and then tell me which one you pick so I can get there early and hide behind the hummuses.

Thank you for your kind heart and understanding,
Amy Snodgrass

March 12, 2012

Word Of The Day: Remit

ri-MIT, verb;
1. To slacken or relax.
2. To transmit money, a check, etc., as in payment.
3. To abate for a time or at intervals, as a fever.
4. To refrain from exacting, as a payment or service.
5. To pardon or forgive a sin, offense, etc.

Jonah Hill
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
9601 Wilshire Blvd.
3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Dear Jonah,

Hey, babe! I hope this letter finds you well. I’m writing to you from on top of a trashcan outside the Barnes and Noble on Pico. Yes, the same Barnes and Noble Us Weekly photographed you at twice three weeks ago! There are no photogs here now (it’s 4am).

I hope you’ll be back to buy more books today. You didn’t stop by yesterday, or the day before that…. Jeez, how long does it take to finish one book? LOL. I bought you a cupcake from Joan’s on Third four days ago. A seagull ate half of it late last night while I was catching a few minutes of shuteye but I think it’s still good!

I wish your bodyguards would remit your manager’s orders to keep me away from you. That whole “knife fight” incident at your 21 Jump Street premiere did not go AT ALL how I had planned.

I hope you can forgive me and let me back into your life.

Yours always,
Amy Snodgrass

March 9, 2012

Word Of The Day: Furcate

FUR-keyt, verb;
1. To form a fork; branch.
1. Forked; branching.

I was making a list of words that “furcate” made me think of, and then like poetry, the list kind of furcated!:
Kelly Oxford

Editor’s note: I’m not sure this “word of the day” project is quite there yet. Next week I’m going to try writing on a theme. We’ll see what happens….

March 8, 2012

Word Of The Day: Pococurante

poh-koh-koo-RAN-tee, adjective;
1. Caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.
1. A careless or indifferent person.

So far, “word of the day” has proved to be a bit uninspiring, but I am going to soldier on, because I refuse to be pococurante about this blog. On the bright side, learning hard-to-pronounce words is kind of fun!