Sunday, May 01, 2011

Monday's Word of the Day - Excursus

Your mission: Use this word sometime today. You just might sound smart.

excursus \ik-SKUR-sus\, noun:
1. A dissertation that is appended to a work and that contains a more extended exposition of some important point or topic.
2. A digression.

I always find it fun to work in a word of the day at the office. Another fun game is to play phone roulette. You give a person a random word. Then, the next phone call they get, they must use that word somewhere in the conversation. For example. I could give my co-worker the word cheeseburger. When the next person calls, they have to incorporate that into their conversation. It makes for some fun times at work. I've found the key to doing good at this game is to just say the word really fast, then caller has no idea what you said. But, you did say the word.



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