Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wacky Word Wednesday - Eleemosynarius

Eleemosynarius
by Rachel Hoyt

Image by njaj via freedigitalphotos.net

Eleemosynarius
Isn't Latin for hilarious,
It's the antithesis of nefarious,
Benevolently delirious,
Unselfishly mysterious,
And for giving, notorious -

Poem Copyright © 2012 Rachel Hoyt.  All rights reserved.


Every week I rhyme and define a new wacky word.
Come on over to indulge your inner nerd.
And, please let me know of any weird words you've heard!
Thank you, Mary Hudak-Collins for suggesting the above word.

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26 comments:

  1. Latin always has to be so big
    Sounds like the title to a jig..haha

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    1. I still can't say it without fumbling and laughing! It is like the title to a jig. :)

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  2. Informative post :) interesting too.

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  3. Love it Rachel! That is one of the weirdest words I have ever come across and just couldn't help sharing with you. If anyone could use that word in a rhyme, it would be you! Great job you did :)

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    1. It is definitely one of the weirdest sounding words I know. I was debating if the second line should be "should be latin for hilarious" or "isn't latin for hilarious". :)

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  4. Well...well we are getting creative and daring here... I like it.. I guess i will send you my whack word

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    1. Mary definitely made me work hard! I would've chosen something at least a LITTLE easier. :) I look forward to hearing your challenge! :)

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  5. Fantastic, Rachel :) Now you've got us all looking for words.

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    1. Yay! First person to stump me wins! :)

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  6. Got me here! I've never heard of this word until now. And, of course, I love your always creative rhyming here. :)
    Blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Martha. Mary gave us a great word for this week! :)

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  7. Such an odd word, funny and you nailed it. Perfectly. You have a talent now to find a word for you.

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    1. Thank you, Jan! I'm flattered you think I did so well. That was a tough one. :)

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  8. Nice. Sounds like a word Dr. Seuss woulda invented!

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    1. Hehe. Thanks, but I think the word already existed. :)

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  9. That's the first I have heard. Thank you for sharing this word with us Rachel.

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    1. I thank Mary for sharing it with me. :)

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  10. A new one, this is.

    Awesome.

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    1. Woo hoo!! I figured out how to stump Jack... speak Latin. :) (Of course, I don't speak Latin either. I had to google this word in order to write the poem...)

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  11. What a great word (and poem) and fun to say too, will have to try and slip it into a conversation sometime:)

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    1. I would love to hear someone use that one in casual conversation. :)

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  12. Hello.
    Can't say this is a word that's part of my everyday conversation. I even had to Google the darn thing. You did good to rhyme about it.
    Definitely wacky! LOL This is one of those words that would be good as a meme word (like in ABC Wednesday or Alphabe-Thursday)
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Andy, I have to Google a lot of the words I am challenged with. That is part of the fun. We ALL learn new words! :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...