December 11th, 2012

Winter || Winter's fairytale.

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My little brother (I feel the need to stress the little as he is over six feet tall and I am under five) recently found a site of Randomly Awesome Words.

I discovered this when he posted to Facebook

This word doesn't apply to me in any way, but I still like it.

Supererogation - |ˌso͞opərˌerəˈgāSHən|


the performance of more work than duty requires

I was amused to see him admit that the word did not apply to him; there is one sibling in the Crocus Family to whom the word applies more. There are certainly a number of other (positive) words on the list that do apply to him!

I was more surprised when he wrote on my Facebook wall with one he thought fit me:

You are very capable at:

Badinage |ˌbadnˈäZH|


humorous or witty conversation.

I love my little Dweeb. I didn't think that's the sort of thing he'd notice! (Not that I tend to think I do have any skill with badinage, but either way I wouldn't have expected him to notice such a thing in his sister, even if we do all muck about and tease each other when he and his friends are about.) He's going through the list by using one word a day, anyway, so I'm a proud big sis! He otherwise hasn't shown much interest in the written word or vocabulary--so his English teachers would certainly say--and this extracurricular activity of his is pretty neat!

I also get to see him on the 15th. :D Uncle Malcolm is coming on the 17th. The holidays really are around the corner! As [ profile] dueltastic says, my Livejournal is now wearing its winter coat. (;

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
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