Word of the Day #1
exasperated / iɡˈzaspəreədəd / verb (past tense) = irritated or annoyed. Example: "I exasperated my mother by taking so long to spread the mustard on that slice of bread."
77 Mind-Blowing Facts
This morning, I ran across this BuzzFeed article of interesting facts. My favorites are the ones about words:
5. "umop apisdn" is "upside down" spelled upside down with different letters of the alphabet.17. The word "swims" upside-down is still "swims." [It works better with capital letters: SWIMS.]24. Every "C" in "Pacific Ocean" is pronounced differently.61. Every single odd number has an "e" in it. [Yeah, check it out: one, three, five, seven, nine.)63. "Will Will Smith smith?" and "Will Smith will smith" are sentences that make complete sense.70. The "ea" in "tea" is silent.
75. At the time the current oldest person on Earth was born, there was a completely different set of human beings on the planet.
Word of the Day #2
mind-boggling / mahynd-bog-ling / adjective (slang) = mind-blowing; intellectually overwhelming. Example: "That there was a completely different set of people on the planet when the current oldest person on Earth was born is understandable, but completely mind-boggling to me."