I've heard of cogitating but didn't know you could 'ex' it. I'll have to have a think about that.
Best thing to do, Maggie!
Great word, great photo.
Hi Patsy - love the photo ... and what a great word ... just right in the circumstances! Cheers Hilary
It is a nice word I think, Hilary.
You're in luck - we don't care if it's relevant or not!
Very interesting word, and definitely worthy of 'stimulating' comment, if you do not object. (Too bad, I'm going ahead anyway). To me, the word sounds clumsy and difficult. I could see it in a Dickens or classical novel, but not in today's settings (literary works aside). I think it has a great place in formal/business writing, or in the political arena where ample excogitating is practised. I also wonder if some of your esteemed poetry followers might apply it to their works; rhymed with 'procrastinate' perhaps?
Crack on, PET!It's not a word I'd use often and it's unlikely to appear in my usual writing, but I can imagine saying it n the right situation. And as you say, it has poetic possibilities.
I must think harder than you, because I cogitate. ;)
I do that one too, Mac. Not both at once - that'd be confusing.
Like Maggie I knew you could cogitate, but didn't know you could ex it. Love the photo.
I think cogitation is more general thinking, Teresa. Excogitation is probaly what goes on when we're plotting.
Guess I won't do any today. You have a nice spot for it, though.
You're unexcogitating, Oscar?
What a mouthful of a word, Patsy - hadn't appreciated the meaning. Great photo!
Probably best to take a breathe before saying it, Rosemary.
Not a word one can slip casually into a conversation. Great picture - where?
The location of my excogitation location was Carlisle Castle, Liz.Hmm, you're right - that didn't sound particularly casual.
Thanks so much for commenting!