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:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Whatever excuse works, right?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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

Chrys Fey said...

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

oscar case said...

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

Robert Crompton said...

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.

Christine Rains said...

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

Patsy said...

Absolutely, Alex.

Patsy said...

That's not like you, Mac.

Patsy said...

We all do, Chrys.

Patsy said...

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

Patsy said...

Oh dear - hope I haven't left you with an ear worm, Robert.

Patsy said...

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

Robert Crompton said...

:)