Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Oompa Oompa

funny word of the day: tuba

My husband and I just watched the one and only season of "Freaks & Geeks" on DVD and I thought it was great that Seth Rogen's burnout character fell in love with a tuba player in the school band (who was born w/both male & female body parts but that's a whole separate post).

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈtü-bə, ˈtyü-\
Function: noun
Etymology: Italian, from Latin, trumpet
Date: 1852
: a large low-pitched brass instrument usually oval in shape and having a conical tube, a cup-shaped mouthpiece, and a usual range an octave lower than that of the euphonium
— tu·ba·ist \-bə(-i)st\ or tub·ist \-bist\ noun

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