Monday, November 2, 2009

Belated Halloween


I haven't gotten around to posting the last few days but in honor of All Hallow's Eve and Halloween, here were the two funny words of the day:

10/30: spooky
10/31: ghoul

Two more previous words I didn't post:

10/29: duty
10/28: slobber

Today's FWOTD: bubble

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

1bub·ble
Pronunciation: \ˈbə-bəl\
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English bobel
Date: 14th century

1 : a small globule typically hollow and light: as a : a small body of gas within a liquid b : a thin film of liquid inflated with air or gas c : a globule in a transparent solid d : something (as a plastic or inflatable structure) that is hemispherical or semicylindrical
2 a : something that lacks firmness, solidity, or reality b : a delusive scheme
3 : a sound like that of bubbling
4 : magnetic bubble
5 : a state of booming economic activity (as in a stock market) that often ends in a sudden collapse
6 : the condition of being at risk of exclusion or replacement (as from a tournament) —usually used in the phrase on the bubble






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