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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Wednesdays (3)





W...W...W... Wednesdays is a meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.  To Play along, Just answer the questions below and link your answers back in the comments section of her weekly post!



Wednesday's Weekly Word is a new meme hosted by The Young 1, inspired by the idea of learning something new everyday and making little changes to improve your life.







• What are you currently reading?
Don Juan by Lord Byron 
• What did you recently finish reading?
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma, —via Simon&Schuster Galley Grab, release date, 6/28
• What do you think you’ll read next?
I have no idea.  I have a lot of things at hand, and a couple of books for review, so I think I'll pick up one of those next! 







And my weekly word?
JIVEn.
1. a. Jazz or swing music. b. The jargon of jazz musicians and enthusiasts.
2. Slang Deceptive, nonsensical, or glib talk: "the sexist, locker-room jive of men boasting and bonding" (Trip Gabriel).
v. jived, jiv·ing, jives
v.intr.
1. To play or dance to jive music.
2. Slang a. To talk nonsense; kid. b. To talk or chat: "You just jive in one big group, putting each other on, trying to top the last line" (Time).
v.tr. Slang To cajole or mislead. adj. Slang Misleading; phony.

The Free Dictionary

—I have to say I'm kind of loving this—I'm pretty good at inferring the meaning of a word from its context, but instead of skimming over things and guessing, I'm much more actively looking up definitions—And while I'm usually pretty close about what I thought a word meant, I'm finding it really interesting to discover some extra meanings and history behind some words!

This week's word came from a friend who was commenting about some Bee Gees' lyrics about all that "jive-talk" getting in your eye.  They were discussing whether the writers just put in words that fit the rhyme scheme or if there was some hidden truth to the lyrics.  Having just missed the age of disco, myself, I thought I'd take a refresher and look up "jive-talk."



Yeah, gotta say, the definition doesn't really add a lot of meaning for me—but now it's not just a guess! ;)


Aside from being more conscientious about learning new words, I'm also using Weekly Word as sort of an inspiration about doing little things that can lead to positive changes.  I was going to say that I didn't feel like I'd accomplished much in the last week—Then I took a look around and realized I've accomplished A LOT this week!—Just going through things a little bit at a time has made a *HUGE* dent in my to-do list!  Yay!!!! :)  Also, last week I started setting my alarm earlier.  I haven't always been getting up earlier, but I have been waking up feeling more refreshed and read to face the day, so good times!

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!! 



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2 comments:

Young1 said...

Happy Wednesday and thanks again for linking! Whatever you did with the pic of the weekly word is great! I need to put my blog ad on the bottom soon!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the week:D

nymfaux said...

Happy Wednesday to you, too!!! Yay! I'm glad you like the pic! :) --I *loved* your idea--how you had it with the magnets and the words--I think it's so cool!!!