Friday, March 4, 2011

grammorse







gram·morse


[gram-mawrs] 
–noun
1. deep and painful regret for grammatical wrongdoing; 

linguistic compunction.
2. intense and burning remorse felt for verbal travesties
Example:
The grammorse she felt when the astronomy professor read her dissertation on "Intelligent Life From a Whole Nother Planet" was very serious indeed.

Not to be confused with:
laun·dry·morse
[lawn-dree-mawrs] –noun
1. horrific shame felt over one's mountain of laundry
Example:
Faith could only gulp down her laundrymorse as she ushered  the surprise visitors in to the house, in full view of the glorious mountain of raggedy unmentionables that just happened to be splayed out for the benefit of all and sundry. 

Today is National Grammar Day!

Feel like more fun with words? See their 
website.
And if you really want a happy, wordy feeling inside, you just have to check out one of my favorite blogs, 
The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar.



Did you know that Agatha Christie 

wrote and published 80 books, 50 plays and 120 short stories in her writing career?

Realizing this makes me weep, 

and wonder how much time I've got left to try for even an eyelash 
of that magnificence.

However, I do wonder...
Do you think she would have managed all those books and plays if she'd been alive today?
Not just because of how the economy has affected publishing, or because of e-readers, or supernatural and vampire fiction.



Would she have had time to write all those books
while keeping up with her blogs, facebook, twitter, goodreads, jacketflap, email and TV shows? 

6 comments:

Lola Sharp said...

Agatha's stats are mind-boggling. I feel like a slacker.

Happy Grammar Day...and weekend,
Lola

Jan Morrison said...

I have worse than gramorse as I am like a grampsychopath who doesn't even care - who feels NO remorse for the horrible travesties she committs daily with commas alone.
laundrymorse - oh yeah, got that. And dustballitis and deepcleaningregretmonia.

Words A Day said...

I got a dose of laundrymose and I bet Agatha did too! What an output she had...and true, imagine if she'd the internet to distract her...food for thought!(and a dash of guilt/envy!)

Faith Pray said...

Lola, thanks for popping in! We're all slackers in comparison to Agatha.

Jan, I think it's great that you have no grammar compunction. Or, rather Compunctuation. I would like to live with less fear and more commas and explanation points. :)

Words A Day, I try to remind myself that Agatha probably had help. Maybe some servants who made food and washed things? Thanks for stopping by!

worddreams said...

Grammorse--that's a keeper. I can see using that a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Faith Pray said...

Worddreams, thank you for hopping over to my blog. And thanks for liking my word - coming from a word collector, that's high praise.

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