Thursday, February 2, 2012

Where Have I Been?


It's been an entire year since I've officially blogged on FWOTD, though I've periodically posted funny words on Facebook and Twitter during that time. Last January, I came out with a book, Be Your Own Best Publicist: How to Use PR Techniques to Get Noticed, Hired and Rewarded at Work, and have spent much of my time promoting the book through press, speaking engagements, my blog on BeYourOwnBestPublicist.com and Forbes.com (not to mention my full-time job running PR at Hearst Magazines!).

So I hope you'll forgive me for neglecting this blog. I can't promise I'll be able to regularly post here but I'll do my darnedest (that's a pretty funny word, no?)...

Funny Word of the Day:

vag·a·bond

[vag-uh-bond] Show IPA
adjective
1.
wandering from place to place without any settled home;nomadic: a vagabond tribe.
2.
leading an unsettled or carefree life.
3.
disreputable; worthless; shiftless.
4.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a vagabond: vagabondhabits.
5.
having an uncertain or irregular course or direction: avagabond voyage.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

This is how I feel when I don't go to the gym...


funny word of the day: feeble

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

fee·ble

adj \ˈfē-bəl\
1
a : markedly lacking in strengthb : indicating weakness
2
a : deficient in qualities or resources that indicate vigor, authority, force, or efficiency

What a Slouch!


funny word of the day: slouch

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

SLOUCH
1
a : an awkward fellow : loutb : one that is unimpressive; especially : a lazy or incompetent person —used in negative constructions slouch at cooking>
2
: a gait or posture characterized by an ungainly stooping of the head and shoulders or excessive relaxation of body muscles

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Munch Away


funny word of the day: munch

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

munch
transitive verb
: to eat with a chewing action munched in private — Washington Irving>; also : to snack on munched homemade cookies — Lady Bird Johnson>
intransitive verb
: to eat or chew something; also : snack —usually used with on
munch·er noun

Friday, December 31, 2010

Break Out the Bubbly


So one of my resolutions for 2011 is to try to post FWOTDs more often...but I've been a little preoccupied gearing up for the release of my first book (sadly, it's not Funny Word of the Day-related!). It's called Be Your Own Best Publicist: How to Use PR Techniques to Get Noticed, Hired & Rewarded at Work (Career Press, Jan. 20, 2011), a career guide of sorts for anyone looking to stand out in the workplace. I co-wrote it with a good friend, Meryl Weinsaft Cooper, and we're very excited. Please support us by buying a copy and visiting our website and blog and following us on Twitter (@bestpublicist).

So, in honor of New Year's Eve, my favorite word of the day is bubbly.

Here's to some good bubbly tonight and a bubbly 2011!

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Definition of BUBBLY

1
3
: resembling a bubble bubbly dome>

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm so behind on this blog, it's not funny!


Apologies to anyone who follows this blog for being MIA. As you may know, I had a baby girl 9 mos ago and then started writing my first book, Be Your Own Best Publicist: How to Use PR Techniques to Get Noticed, Hired & Rewarded at Work, which comes out Jan. 20, 2011 (you can pre-order a copy now!) so my time has been taken up with those two endeavors, not to mention my full time job. However, I have been trying to post FWOTDs on Twitter and Facebook on occasion.

To catch you up on the last few...

Thanksgiving: yams

Nov. 14: swoop

Nov. 12: blimp

Today's FWOTD: cubbyhole

Definition from Merriam-Webster: a small snug place (as for hiding or storage); also : a cramped space

Remember in elementary school, when every student would get a cubbyhole to put his or her belongings?


Saturday, September 4, 2010

You are so wizard


funny word of the day: wizard

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

wizard (noun)

archaic : a wise man : sage
2
: one skilled in magic : sorcerer
3
: a very clever or skillful person wizards>

(verb)
archaic : having magical influence or power
2
archaic : of or relating to wizardry : enchanted
3
chiefly British : worthy of the highest praise : excellent

Or, from the Online Slang dictionary:

used to indicate that something is cool. Originated in Britain, popularized in modern slang by the movie Juno.

Wizards have played a part in some really good movies, including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, Excalibur and Juno. And sometimes they're funny (even if they don't mean to be).