10 Things: Stuff I’ve Been Doing Recently
4. Writing this:
This. As in the stuff you read here at my notebook. I don’t really have any other projects going on right now, but one of these days I’ll start my book. Maybe.
10. Using this new word:
Uh, uh. I don’t think I’m using any new words lately. Kathy, over at BermudaOnion’s Weblog, did feature a couple on Wednesday that I really liked. Maybe I should try to work them into conversations.
fustigate – “Hernandez missed most of the preseason practices because of an ankle sprain, and he fustigated himself for committing seven turnovers.” — Jorge Ortiz, San Francisco Chronicle, November 2004
It can mean to beat with or as if with a short heavy club, but in this case, it means to criticize severely.
bombinate– “For one reason or another, this veteran conductor has never had a publicity machine bombinating away on his behalf.” — The Boston Globe, December 2, 2000
Bombinate means to buzz or drone.
How about you? What have you been doing recently?