Fun With Words

Lately many of my blog posts may seem to be non-SL-related. But often they are triggered by SL connections. This post, for instance, comes to you by way of a plurk from my friend Thaumata, who is also an SL friend. True, I met her first on Plurk, but we are friends now in SL also. And I started in Plurk as a way to keep in touch with my SL friends. Thaumata finds the most delicious links. I also thank her for my post on Thanksgiving with the Hallellujah Chorus flash mob.

This time Thaumata has plurked the link to MatadorAbroad blog. This particular post is from Heather. Heather is writing about words that have disappeared from English but that, in her opinion, should be brought back. I have to say, upon reading her list, I agree. *grin*

So I’m starting with two of “her” words: Deliciate and Brabble.

Deliciate means “To take one’s pleasure, enjoy oneself, revel, luxuriate”. Isn’t that wonderful? I deliciate in eating Lindt’s 85% Dark Chocolate. I deliciate in my hot tub. Oh yes I do. I deliciate on the beach, with the hot sun beating down on me, the sound of the ocean waves in my ears. Or in my pool, floating idly in the sunshine.

Brabble means “to quarrel about trifles; esp. to quarrel noisily, brawl, squabble”. Hah. Please forgive my snarkiness, folks, but easily 90% of the plurks I read are brabble. Oh dear, I suspect I’m going to be defriended. Rats. I should have used Facebook instead of Plurk. *grin*

Here’s a shout-out to my dear friend Sean: Freck is for you. The reason I pick this for you is Heather’s great example of how it should be used.

I’m also thinking that we all need to stop using “LOL” and switch to KENCH! LOL is greatly misused and worn. Kench gives a much better indication of the action involved.

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There's not much to say about me. I discovered SecondLife by accident, wandered in, and decided I wanted to stay. This blog was a chronicle of my adventures and misadventures in SL. It also includes stray thoughts that occur to me as a result of my time in SL. Both I and my avatar are female. We both love water and the beach and gardening and parties and hanging out with friends. Updating this after quite some time. I haven't appeared in SL in many many months (probably over a year by now) but SL has remained in my thoughts. I do miss my SL, but at least I still have contact with some of my friends from there. In the meantime.... this blog has evolved to be about my RL adventures. :) Nowhere near as risque as my SL but I do keep busy. I still like all the things listed above. I didn't have any cats in SL (only ducks and a panda) so my cats feel that they should play starring roles in my posts. :) I didn't do much eating IN SL although certainly food and drink accompanied me in RL while I roamed inworld. Cooking and baking have become more fun and interesting once I redid my kitchen. That renovation took longer and cost more than if I'd done it virtually, but I'm thrilled to have a tangible new kitchen! I hope you like food and drink as well! Thanks for reading!

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