As part of my plan to keep up my blogging momentum I thought I'd try out a (hopefully) fun concept. I'm sure you've heard of the 'Wordless Wednesday' blog posts, well mine is going to be a 'Word of the Week' Wednesday. Now, I'm not the most erudite of people but I do like to read an awful lot and English was one of my favourite subjects in High School (Theatre and Art being the others - yes, yes, very surprising ;) Anyhoo, part of my obsession with the english language is a complete despisement of incorrect spelling (drives me INSANE - especially deliberate shortenings such as nite, aaarrrghh, and don't get me started with texting - I use complete words - yes, I am one of those ;) and also secretly wanting to re-expand the repertoire of words that we all use day-to-day. We need to stop dumbing ourselves down and instead smarten ourselves up! So, I thought that each Wednesday I could post my favourite word that week, complete with definition, example of use and visual interpretation....ie make a card or layout or just find a pic that I think depicts it. So, bear with me as I embark on this mad mission!
So, without further ado, this weeks word is:
1. an airship.
2. designed for or capable of being directed, controlled, or steered.
Example of use:
' "What ho!" said Boots. "Can I be of any assistance, Lady Maccon?" The basket-shaped gondola of Lord Akeldama's private dirigible came down out of the sky like some kind of fat and benevolent savior.' - Heartless, Gail Carriger.
'Auto-gyro's rush in where dirigibles fear to tread.' - Dion Shepherd.
Here are a couple of images I found on the web:
|I particularly like the addition of the chicken on top of this one ;)|
And here is my card offering:
Thanks for stopping by!