Friday, 26 May 2006

Word of the Week I...

I have many favourite words, and equally ones I do not like.

Years ago, I got ribbed at work for declaring this thought, especially as I would confess a new disliked word everyday, and for some reason, this caused much hilarity with co-workers? :-)
It's not that I like or dislike a particular word because it's meaning [real or not], It's just how it sounds when spoken that does it for me or not! *Dogga starts to suspect he's a little odd*

Wonderful Word of the Week:

Dogbow / n. & adj.
1. An arch of colours (conventionally red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) formed by the spray off a wet dog when shaking itself opposite the sun by reflection, twofold refraction, and dispersion of the sun's rays in wet dog's spray or mist.

See photographic evidence here:

["Dogbow" Picture courtesy of]

Rubbish Word of the Week:

bunting / n.
1. flags and other decorations.
2 a loosely woven fabric used for these.
[18th c.: origin unknown]

Don't ask why; I just can't stand the word 'bunting'! Grrr... Flags or decorations is fine, but errr... bunting *Dogga shudders after writing it for the 3rd time*

Today, I'm Most Angry About: The crap mixes my iPod came up with when using the shuffle songs feature, even after restarting the song shuffle many times! Some days it's got it, others it just ain't!
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 1/10


Kayla said...

Love, Love, LOVE the Dogbow!!

We used to call my brother "Baby Bunting"
The reasoning behind it is hazy, but I remember a cartoon of a baby wrapped in a blue blanket, and wearing those "wallaby" booties!

I'm off to the lake again.
Maybe I'll see a Dogbow ;)
Wonderful weekend to ya!

Dakota said...

Oh no, you’re not odd….you are just like the rest of us :P
"Every man had his own quirks and twists"

Lovely word, dogbow: a small rainbow surrounding a dog :)

I like and dislike certain words too. One word I dislike is fine (or fijn in Dutch).
I don’t exactly know why I don’t like it but to me it’s a hollow, meaningless, empty word.
Oh, and I don’t like the way it sounds.

Stu said...

Dogbow. Just wonderful. If the sun would come out, I'd go and look for a dogbow today!

Bad word - probably for the same reason as Dakota: nice

DoGGa said...

"Baby Bunting" is a phrase I'm familiar with too for some reason! It's even worse than bunting by itself! LOL, thanks Kayla...

Enjoy the lake and whatever you 'get up to'! ;-)

Ah, good, I'm not loosing it then!

Fine he, huh. Now I like that word and it's a great track by The Cardigans too! :-)

You'd be my hero if you could capture a Dogbow! :)

Nice, mmm, yeah, a mediocre word that!