Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I learned a new word!

Yes, yes, I know some of you are thinking, I hope she treats it gently, it's in a strange place . . .

This one is just plain fun and a bit apropos, no?

Nympholepsy: a violent emotional state arising as from frustrated idealism

5 comments:

alaiyo said...

Oooh, I like this word. I must remember it the next time I fall apart -- "I'm just in a state of nympholepsy, dear; I'll be all right in a bit." :)

Beth

Rachel said...

Yes, I was feeling just a bit nympholeptic when I was reading about your small world, and I was thinking about all the things I could add...and then I read those fatal words: "close comments."

Kamilla said...

I'm sorry, Rachel. It just wasn't accomplishing anything to let it keep on.

A cyberhug until November,

(((((Rachel))))))

See you in church then if not before!

Kamilla

P.s. To both of you - isn't that just the funnest word?

alaiyo said...

Given what "nymphomaniac" means, you could have a blast with "nympholepsy" in certain contexts . . . I'm thinking my next department meeting . . . :)

Beth

Rachel Pierson said...

Looking forward to it!

Definitely a word to raise eyebrows.