Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Word Wednesday

Ok so I almost forgot about New Word Wednesday. But it's still Wednesday, so there.

This week's word came from President Obama's "State of the Union" address. It was actually kind of tough to find a word I didn't know in his speech because he doesn't try to talk over the heads of the American people. He wants people to understand what he says. It's all about transparency, yo.

noun:  ill humor, peevish temper, or spite.

Bet you didn't know 'spleen' had any other meanings besides the body part, eh? Well it does. Although I have to confess that Obama didn't use this word in his speech. I was listening for a big word but I never heard one I could use, so I got this word from Seth. It was used in the book he's reading about the 'Age of Enlightenment.' (I made this sentence up... it didn't come from the book... in case you couldn't tell)

"The spleen displayed by the disgruntled employees aroused a feeling of uneasiness in the boardroom."

So don't let your spleen get the best of you this week. Keep your spleen under control. And make sure to remove your spleen. The end.


Holly said...

I never knew spleen had more than one meaning. What a fun tidbit to know!

I'm super excited that your playing my blogging numbers game! :) You're off to an awesome start.