Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Your turn!

Most Wednesdays I provide a word of the week, but I'm not going to today as it's my birthday. (Feel free to make it extra special by downloading one of my books*, or leaving a review for one you've read).

Instead I'm going to sit here munching cake and let you tell me your favourite word, or one you find interesting, or which you're proud you can spell, or even embarrassed you get mixed up with something similar.

*If you're tempted by the new one, Through The Garden Gate, you might want to wait until 12th April as it'll be on special offer then)


34 comments:

Nicola said...

Happy Birthday, Patsy!!! I was looking through my old teaching files and came across a list of literary terms and definitions, which I had to keep to hand because I can't hold the terminology in my head. I did smile because what I usually call 'Yoda Speak' is acutally termed 'hyperbaton' - Learn these words I will :) Have a fantastic day!!!

Jackie Sayle said...

I can spell chrysanthemum and diarrhoea. My favourite word is Popocatepetl and I quite like discombobulated, too.

Niddy said...

Have a great day, Patsy

Anne Rainbow said...

Happy birthday Patsy. You deserve a day off! My favourite? Got to be gateaux. Black Forest variety. Oh, you meant word, favourite word. I was sidetracked by the sight of your celebratory cake. Favourite word? Er, um, ... Confession time. Avid reader of the Five series, for many years I firmly believed in a verb - to misle - which meant to fool someone. Usually by fibbing. Past tense: misled. The Five misled their Aunt; they told her they were going for a picnic but really they were on the trail of (whoever the baddie was).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday!!!
Eclectic is a cool word.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

you just gave me a great idea. I can announce my birthday every three days and suggest buying one of my books. What an idea.

Happy day of birth to ya!

Frances Garrood said...

Happy birthday, Patsy! Enjoy your cake (I hope someone else made it?).

Favourite word: curmudgeonly,because it sound just as grumpy as it is. My grandchildren love it, too. We sometimes see a particularly curmudgeonly-looking cottage, which has little sullen eyes peering out from under its fringe of thatch, and that's where I introduced them to the word.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - hope you're having a fantastic day .. it started out cheery - now it's a little gloomy - but I'm sure you are brightening it up. Have an excellent year ...
And today you should be Rambunctious ... cheers and Happy happy days - Hilary

Misha Gericke said...

Happy birthday! I hope there will be many more to come. :-)

My favorite word... I have a revolving top ten list, but one that's always one there somewhere would be... maniacal.

Weird, I know.

Cynthia said...

Happy birthday! I don't have a favorite word, but I find that I tend to say "awesome" a lot.

Susan A Eames said...

Happy Birthday, Patsy. I have quite a few favourite words... ravishing is one. :)

Rosemary Johnson said...

Happy birthday. Nice cake. My favourite word is also discombobulated too.

oscar case said...

Enjoy your birthday and the cake!

Maggie May said...

I'm a bit discombobulated about my favourite word, and cake should be in there somewhere. Glad you had a lovely day.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday, Patsy!

Sheila, Canary Islands said...

I like Schwatzwaldekirchetorte. Both the word and the cake.

Patsy said...

That it was a real thing, know I did not, Nicola.

Patsy said...

I have to look up both the first two to be sure I have them right, Carol - had to look up Popocatepetl too.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Niddy - I did.

Patsy said...

Mmm, gateaux - you know I'd only be trying to misle you if I said I didn't like it!

Misle is a real word - it's that really fine rain 'the sort that gets you wet'.

Patsy said...

It seems to be becoming more popular, Alex.

Patsy said...

It was an excellent idea - didn't work though! Ah well, maybe we can come up with a better marketing plan?

Patsy said...

I like baking cakes, Frances - it's not something I'm curmudeonly about. You, and they, are right - it's a good word.

Patsy said...

I'm not sure I was actually rambunctious, Hilary - but I didhave a good day.

Patsy said...

As in mwa ha ha - a maniacal laugh, Misha?

Patsy said...

That'll be because you're young and American, Cynthia.

Patsy said...

An excellent word, Susan. Ravished is also good ;-)

Patsy said...

I wonder if it's possible to be combobulated? I suppose we start of that way before becoming discombobulated.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Oscar - I did.

Patsy said...

I did thank you, Maggie.

Patsy said...

Yes, I did, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

OK, here's the plan - you order it and I'll say, 'I'll have what she's having'.

Wendy's Writing said...

My grandson told me I was looking a bit more 'bulbous' this week. Too many eggs? Hope you had a great birthday.

Patsy said...

I'm not laughing at the 'bulbous' remark, Wendy. Nope, I'm laughing at something else entirely ...