I love the word, whatnot.
what·not (hwtnt, hwt-, wt-, wt-)
n. pl. flum·mer·ies
1. Meaningless or deceptive language; humbug.
2. Any of several soft, sweet, bland foods, such as custard.
3. A sweet gelatinous pudding made by straining boiled oatmeal or flour.
4. A soft dessert of stewed, thickened fruit, often mixed with a grain such as rice.
I’ve been in short supply of words this week. The culprit is my hands. I’ve been having increasing trouble with the joints in my hands, so much so that I’ve not really painted anything all month. Most days I’ve still been able to write. But when the pain flares it effects my concentration, memory and mood–a bad combination. I won’t be seeing my Rheumatologist until January, so I’m going to have to tough things out til then. There is no way I’m going to finish NaNoWriMo, but I’m still writing when I can.
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Sorry about your hands —- sending you some positive thoughts for them. 🙂
I was not familiar with Flummery until this post — but now, quite like it. One of my favorite words is Kerfuffle. I’ll be looking for the Oxford Word of the Day, so I can learn some new cool words!
Amanda Makepeace said:
Thanks, Jo. 🙂 Hopefully my doctor will have some solutions when I see him in January.
LOVE Kerfuffle!! I can’t remember how I signed up for their daily word, but here’s the website: http://oxforddictionaries.com/
Sorry to hear about your hands. That must be soooo frustrating. What about tape recording your fiction and then having someone transcribe it? Probably would be cost prohibitive huh? Sigh. 😦
I looked up a word today … not that I didn’t know what it meant, rather I was unsure about spelling. Then I realized that they was a whole ‘nother meaning behind the letters. I wanted to write a note at work about hand-selling, but found out about handsel instead. Sort of looks like ‘Hansel and Gretel’ but means (primarily British):
1. A gift to express good wishes at the beginning of a new year or enterprise.
2. The first money or barter taken in, as by a new business or on the opening day of business, especially when considered a token of good luck.
3. a. A first payment.
b. A specimen or foretaste of what is to come.
This is probably too much information … 😀
Amanda Makepeace said:
It is very frustrating! I’m a bit worried too, seeing as I use my hands a lot! Typing is a little easier than painting though, holding a brush or pencil is very tiring. Sometimes they just ache. I can’t put pressure on them and I have to be very careful picking up things. But that’s life.
I love looking up a word and discovering something completely new!