Wednesday, 18 November 2015

excogitate

I quite often cogitate (being a gardener and a writer makes it compulsory) but have only just realised that excogitation is also a thing. That means to think out or contrive, whereas cogitate is to ponder or even meditate.

By my calculations that means I can now spend twice as long looking at the pretty flowers and claiming I'm working by plotting on my plot.

13 comments:

  1. nothing even quarter-wise witty comes to mind...

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  2. I need to look at flowers and plot about my plot more often. :D

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  3. I wonder if those pretty flowers excogitate about where they are going next.

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    1. They might, Oscar. It's very hard to guess what they might be thinking.

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  4. Being an inveterate spooneriser and transposer of letters, I always hear "cogitate" as a prompt for an old kids' rhyme from way back:
    Two. four, six, eight,
    Mary at the cottage gate,
    eating cherries off a plate,
    Two four six eight.

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  5. Hehehe! I love to stare out the window and work too. :)

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    1. It's an important part of the process, Christine.

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