Monday, May 11, 2009

Learn a word a day will send you a new word a day or a week or for as often as you want via email. Great way for a writer to increase vocabulary for "fresh" writing. Here is a sample:

bombinate \BOM-buh-nayt\, intransitive verb:

To buzz; to hum; to drone.

Sometimes the computer bombinates way into the night, stops for a bit of rest, then resumes its hum at the early hours of the morning.
-- Cheryl Glenn and Robert J. Connors, New St. Martins Guide to Teaching Writing

1 comment:

  1. Bombinate with a little spelling variation makes me think of Erma Bombeck, so my creation would be "to make a joke about life." Well, all life is a joke, sometimes a sad joke.