Monday, September 29, 2008

Word of the Week #22

Brobdingnagian - [brob-ding-nag-ee-uhn] - adjective

Definition: of huge size; gigantic; tremendous

Usage: The Brobdingnagian financial bailout the government is discussing has many tax payers worried.

Note: I was reading a book that has beautiful writing (and enough vocabulary words to keep my Word of the Week going to the end of the year) when I came across this word. It stopped me dead. I had no clue, even in context, what it could mean, not to mention how to get my tongue around its pronunciation. You all probably know this word, but I guess I should read Gulliver's Travels.

Status: Getting back into the writing groove
Song: "Underwater" by Vertical Horizon

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