Friday, 24 July 2009

This word really belongs to me!

So word of the day arrived and I thought or rather said "wow, I expatiate a lot!" It is terrible I am still learning verbs but love this one and have never heard it before. I think I must get on reading more ASAP and have the dictionary alongside.

My next read is going to be The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory. She has written many amazing historical novels, which I am dying to get my hands on and get my teeth into.

Anyway, thought I would share the word, hope the format comes out ok I am emailing this blog.

Fingers crossed!

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PRONUNCIATION: (ek-SPAY-shee-ayt) <>

MEANING: verb intr.
1. To speak or write at length.
2. To move about freely.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin exspatiatus, past participle of exspatiari (to wander or digress), from ex- (out) + spatiari (to walk about), from spatium (space).

USAGE: "I spent part of the day of the debate watching a parade of talking heads expatiate endlessly on how dire was the need for Obama to go macho."
Joe Klein; Hit Her Again! Time (New York); Oct 31, 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves. -Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

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