Yesterday, after subbing for 35 5th graders, I returned home with a slight headache. Twenty minutes later, it was a huge headache. Twenty minutes after that, it was the migraine of the century. Needless to say – though I’m obviously saying it anyway – I did not make the chance to flow with NaBloPoMo. The prompt was “Embrace the Ick,” challenging writers to write a puff piece about something that truly repulses you. It was entirely too fitting, and my silence fills that void impeccably. Though a day down, on to Day 9!
Create a new word and explain its meaning and etymology.
juvedeavourious: a strong feeling of embarrassed amusement at the expense of a minor, often in cases where a sense of pride and positive delight is preferred.
Example: While Cathy stumbled through all her lines on opening night, causing titters through the audience, her mother sat, juvedeavouriously laughing quietly.
From the Latin “juvenilis” meaning young and unskilled + the Greek “endeavourous” meaning fruitless attempts to be great while being completely and stubbornly oblivious to all the blunders you are making + the Latin “hilarious,” meaning it created an unplanned but still fabulous time for others.
(Can you guess what I did tonight?)