16
Sep

Word of the Week: orgulous

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Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was boffin. Merriam-Webster Online describes a boffin as a scientific expert. I doubt scientific experts will be referring to themselves as boffins anytime soon. Can you imagine the following conversation?

“What do you do for a living?”

“I’m a boffin.”

“I’m afraid I’m not familiar with the work of a boffin. What does a boffin do, exactly?

“They do technological research and speak about it.”

“Uh-hunh.”

And then…stunned silence. I think we can safely never use boffin in a conversation ever again. What do you think?

Let’s hope this week’s WOW is a little more useful. It is orgulous. Here are my definition guesses for it:

orgulous: 1. a ridiculous orgy 2. a Hogwarts spell which results in organized boggarts (My hubby doesn’t have the faintest idea what this references) 3. a marvelous rendition of music by an  organ

What do you think orgulous means? Submit a guess below!

Wednesday’s Post: Not your run-of-the-mill post…

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