Thursday, June 22, 2006

Scottius Maximus Word Of The Month



For June, the word is kook.

I just love the way that word sounds. Say it a few times to yourself (not too fast, though) and see if you don't feel like you're going to get the giggles.

Kook kook kook kook kook kook.

Hey, listen, if you're at work reading this, do me a favor. Click here, and you'll hear the word pronounced. Turn up the volume and click the link repeatedly. Watch others strain to see what you're up to.

From Webster's Online Dictionary:
"
Main Entry: kook
Pronunciation: 'kük
Function:
noun
Etymology: by shortening & alteration from
cuckoo
:
one whose ideas or actions are eccentric, fantastic, or insane : SCREWBALL"

Let's use it in a sentence.

"I suggested to our pastor that instead of saying 'Amen', we end our prayers with 'Giddyup', and he looked at me like I was a kook."

2 comments:

Lutheran Lucy said...

Maybe that's why he came to see us this morning! :) (Ha! Ha! Just funnin' with you dear!)

Scottius Maximus said...

Ha ha. I'm still trying to recover from that.