June 04, 2003
New English words
Words I've learned / heard / seen used the last weeks:
nebulous: Lacking definite form or limits; vague: nebulous assurances of future cooperation.
I understood what this one meant due to knowing about nebulae from astronomy, but I didn't know it existed as an adjective.
itinerant: adj. Traveling from place to place, especially to perform work or a duty: an itinerant judge; itinerant labor.
n. One who travels from place to place.
Yep - that's me. Occupational description in the blog sidebar updated...
colleen: An Irish girl.
The interesting thing is that while Colleen is a girl's name, it does not mean "girl" in Irish(!)... :-)
Hehe, I run into this word "nebulosity" atleast twice a week.
Anders, Colleen is one of my nicknames! I have many... it's kind of a family thing... but Colleen is the name my family and childhood friends call me (as distinguished from my baptismal name which is what I have gone by since I went to university. And my blog-alias.) It's definitely an American thing to call their Irish-American girls Colleen, but there weren't many of us when I was growing up. (Nor are there many of my baptismal name -- Regina. And there definitely aren't many Zuly's. But I digress. :) )
thanks for this new words we can know through your site.
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