Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Today, Ethel the Editor, my alter ego on the Grace Talk Soup Podcast, is taking over this blog. I have seen some great posts on Wordless Wednesdays. Well, since Ethel likes to talk. . . a lot. . . Life, Love & Lunacy will be featuring Wordy Wednesdays! Ethel loves words. All kinds of words. She collects them. Today's words are words that are a little offbeat and featured solely because Ethel likes the sound of them! And away we go. . .

Word No. 1 FOOFARAW (Ethel's favorite silly word :) )

foofaraw \FOO-fuh-raw\ (noun) - 1 : Excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration. 2 : A fuss over a matter of little importance.

Word No. 2 BOMBINATE (Yeah, let's go bombinate sumpin'!!!)

bombinate \BOM-buh-nayt\ (intransitive verb) - To buzz; to hum; to drone.

Word No. 3 BROBDINGNAGIAN (Dontcha just LUV this one???)

Brobdingnagian (brob-ding-NAG-ee-uhn) adjective

Of gigantic size. [After Brobdingnag, the fictional region where everything was enormous, in Jonathan Swift's satire Gulliver's Travels.]

All right, ladies and germs. . . let's get out there and use these properly in a sentence! Reply on this blog and let's see how creative you can be!!! Silly sentences acceptable. . . AND desired!

Ethel the Editor. . . over and out!


  1. Fred has a tendency to bombinate when he's bombed! So much so that he makes a brobdingnagian foofaraw out of every mole hill!

  2. That's great, Lucy. . . only problem is that Fred doesn't drink. ROFLOL However, the 2nd sentence applies to my Fred. :)

  3. What a fun idea for wordsmiths.

    How about making this a weekly blog prompt? ;-)

  4. Ethel's foofaraw for her latest lecture was as brobdingnagian as it gets, the effect being a virtual "bombination" of color, style and panache.
    (apologies for the incorrect tense of the word bombinate). Could it be called 'artistic license'?
    Denise Lower in NW IN

  5. Well Carla I'm having a Foofaraw about my extreme lack of hotness in my coffee this afternoon! This seems to be the BOMBINATE of my whole day! And yes it may seem silly to you but to me it's BROBDINGNAGIAN!!!