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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Words on Wednesday

Kitties, as you have probably guessed, because I work out of my home (YAY YAY YAY!!!), I have the tee vee on A LOT. I also spend a LOT of times cruising the innernets. I don't even read books anymore! That is sad because I love words, and I love to learn new words.

I'm going to write down interesting words I hear on tee vee and read on the nets and then on Wednesdays I will look them up (on the nets, of course) and learn assimilate them by using them in a sentence and sharing them with you. We learn what we teach, Kitties.

Here are today's words. I like the sound of all of these. They are fun to say. Try it!...

Kerfuffle
Canard

Feckless


According to merriam-webster.com, kerfuffle means a disturbance or fuss.
She says that canard is a false or unfounded report or story, especially a fabricated report; a groundless rumor or belief.
Feckless means: weak, ineffective

Here are my learning assimilating sentences:

This morning Mosaic Lady caught me in what she thought was the start of a kerfuffle with Sadie on the back deck but her assumption turned out to be a feckless canard.

It would not be a canard to say that had our cat fence not been in our way last night, a serious kerfuffle would've gone down with a feckless baby bunny that was tormenting us for hours.

See if you can use those words in your comments, Kitties. And if you want to join me in my pursuit of higher learning and more better vocabulary, post some good words with me next Wednesday!

Annie the Articulate

9 comments:

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh Annie, I have missed you and the ML gang lately!

If my feckless Mum doesn't start helping me blog more often there is going to be a BIG kerfuffle and I might just post canard's all over the innernets about her!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We had a rather feckless comment before but haloscan comments are creating quite a kerfuffle with the latest up date of our browser and so another site crashed our browser while we went to comment earlier.

We are glad you came over to our place and reminded us to use our new words!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Learning new words is a great idea Annie! kerfuffle sounds like a word I got in trouble for using. snicker.

Sadie, we like your do. Very funky. I'm sure Victor loves it too!

Derby said...

Mum loves the work kerfuffle!

Jimmy Joe said...

Wow, Annie, you are a real...(um..what was that again?...oh yeah) auto-didact! We are very impressed.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe
P.S. Sadie--my sister Coco the Wiener Dog sends you sympathy and says that Momma does a terrible job trying to clip her beautiful furs and she gets very upset, too. But that she is still beautiful, and you are, too.

ZOOLATRY said...

The Zoolatry Human has said she'd like to bring these two outdoor cats, Annie and Charlie, indoors...

Well, we, Maggy and Zoey, can tell you that should that happen you will see a KERFUFFLE of unbelievable proportions...

Sunny's Mommy said...

I knew 2 of the words, but did not know canard. Being too lazy to copy and paste into the Webster's dictionary on my google toolbar, instead I read knowing you would explain all to me. Thank you very much Annie Bananie, I mean Annie the Articulate!

I look forward to next week's words. Learning is good!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Sadie, at the risk of stating a canard, I do believe Ms Annie is, shall we say, putting on weight. You, on the other paw, look delightful!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

my human is a feckless fat arsed fecker.

*snigger*

Canard be helped, I suppose!

xx