Wonderful Word of the Week:
or parhelion // n. (pl. parhelia)
a bright spot on the solar halo. Also called mock sun, sun-dog.
parheliacal // adj.parhelic adj.
[Latin parelion from Greek (as para-1, helios ‘sun’)]
Literal evidence can be seen here!
["Sundog" Picture courtesy of www.spaceweather.com]
Rubbish Word of the Week:
rat-tat // n. (also rat-tat-tat //, ratatat, rat-a-tat //)
a rapping sound, esp. of a knocker.
Eeewww... Used a lot in pantomime and childern's books etc, to describe someone knocking on a door.
[Disclaimer: 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. My colleagues would then teach me a new 'word-of-the-day', as they were uni buffs and I was a teenager. It's not that I like or dislike a particular word because it's meaning (real or not), It's just how it sounds spoken that does it for me or not!]
Today, I'm Most Angry About: Blogspot no longer allowing me to upload photos and giving no reason as to why not... Grrr
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 6/10