Word of the Week: tourbillion

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Good morning, Word Lovers! Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was orgulous. Merriam-Webster Online says that orgulous means proud. So, if your oldest kid just got a promotion, you could say you’re orgulous. If your middle kid is finishing up her master’s degree at a rather prestigious university, you could say you’re orgulous. And if your youngest is actually doing his homework as a freshman at another university, you could also say you’re orgulous. And yes, I get to say I’m orgulous on all 3 of those counts!

This week’s word is tourbillion. Here are my guesses for tourbillion:

tourbillion: (tur-ˈbil-yən)1. the number of tours cancelled if a cruise line has had a series of unfortunate events all in one year 2. the number of tourniquets used for a Sharknado movie 3. the number of bicycle tires used in the Tour de France

What’s your guess for tourbillion? I’m guessing that my mathematician readers already know this one!

Wednesday’s Post: Lessons Learned from Attending My First Women of Faith Conference…

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  1. September 24th, 2013 | Pamela Huckabee says:

    Wow, actually a word I know for sure. I won’t spoil it here but I’ll just say that I am familiar with the term due to one of my husbands hobbies/collections. It’s a term I definitely would not be able to guess if I didn’t know.

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