Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bugle Boy (and Electronic Synthesizer Girl)

funny word of the day: bugle

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈbyü-gəl\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin bugula
Date: 13th century

: any of a genus (Ajuga) of plants of the mint family; especially : a European annual (A. reptans) that has spikes of blue flowers and is naturalized in the United States


Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, buffalo, instrument made of buffalo horn, bugle, from Anglo-French, from Latin buculus, diminutive of bos head of cattle — more at cow
Date: 14th century

: a valveless brass instrument that resembles a trumpet and is used especially for military calls

I never played the bugle but I did play the flute in fourth grade for a few months. Then I quit. I just wasn't for me. However, I did play the electronic synthesizer in gifted and talented music in sixth grade and performed "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister in the school concert. That was pretty rockin'.

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