Monday, July 20, 2009

Brings back memories of summer camp...


funny word of the day: canoe

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

1ca·noe
Pronunciation:
\kə-ˈnü\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
French, from New Latin canoa, from Spanish, from Arawakan, of Cariban origin; akin to Carib kana:wa canoe
Date:
1555
: a light narrow boat with both ends sharp that is usually propelled by paddling

Canoeing is fun and a great activity for a warm summer day. I can't recall the last time I was actually in a canoe -- probably at sleepaway camp 22 years ago -- but I do remember that I enjoyed it! Canoe is a funny word mostly because it rhymes with "gnu," also a funny word.

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