WORD OF THE WEEK: XENIAL

Definition: Adjective regarding hospitality shown to visiting strangers or foreigners as well as the friendly relationship between guest and host. Ah, Xenial. You are the epitome of diplomacy. You are what makes statesmen ‘stately’. You extend the hand of friendship to strangers and make your guests feel like family. What a world this would be if every person could be accurately …

WORD OF THE WEEK: BUMPTIOUS

Definition: offensively self-assertive. What can one say about Bumptious? He thinks he’s a leader when he’s really just a pain in the proverbial. He’s the bloke at the barbeque that has to cook the snags because only he knows the right way to turn them. He’s that uncle you invite round for Christmas lunch out of duty but can’t wait …

WORD OF THE WEEK: ONOMATOPOEIA

If ever a word lived up to its meaning, onomatopoeia must surely be that word! Onomatopoeia – “plop” Onomatopoeia – “hiss” Onomatopoeia-ce of cheese (say it again – you’ll get it) Onomatopoeia – this is a really groovy word! It sounds groovy – like it moves – it’s got rhythm! Onomatopoeia – “bwahh!” Onomatopoeia – “rat-a-tat-tat” Its official meaning is …