Saturday, 5 May 2012

V is for very helpful me... that technically a cop out?
NB: Disclaimer. The house in which I occupy had major broadband issues and that is why this blog is 2 whole days late. I am upset and disappointed with myself but I hope that you can forgive me for letting you all, and myself, down in such a terrible way!
No. Basically I was thinking of things to do for V today and there were too many so I have taken it upon myself to help you with your V’s for your next scrabble game...I often get V’s and struggle to find an awesome V word. Here are my top 20 V words and their meanings:
Vamoose: (has the word Moose in which makes it excellent) means to leave hurriedly. Apparently comes from the latin 'to go'.
Velocipede: This is a tricycle or any early years bike which has pedals on the front wheel. I used to LOVE my velocipede. I would whiz round the garden as fast as my chubby legs would go. Good times!
Valise: A small piece of hand luggage. I would say flying with RYAN AIR allows you one small piece of hand luggage. I would also say that some muppets out there take the mickey with this rule and bring on giant bags which, without going into the whole story, ruin my day! RESPECT THE RULES YOU PLEB HEADS! Valise SMALL piece of luggage!
Venom: A poisonous secretion of an animal, such as a snake, spider, or scorpion, usually transmitted by a bite or sting. I saw a funnel web spider venom extraction show when I was in Australia travelling. They are fiesty little spiders but it was fascinating to see someone actually 'milking' a spider for its venom!
Viol: Any of a family of stringed instruments, chiefly of the 16th and 17th centuries, having a fretted fingerboard, usually six strings, and a flat back and played with a curved bow. I just like this word.
Voracious: Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food. It's like ravenous but a cooler word. Apparently it comes from the Latin 'to swallow' again - Latin is so useful!
Vagabond A person without a permanent home who moves from place to place. Also known as a tramp. Vagabond is again a wey better word than tramp (no offence to the person who invented the word tramp!)
Varmint: One that is considered undesirable, obnoxious, or troublesome - V is giving me some excellent insults for future occasions. I teach at an all boys school and some of them can be Varmints.
Venal: Capable of betraying honor, duty, or scruples for a price. So accepting a bribe - while I was visiting Vietnam last year I met someone who was venal while in an airport. Remind me to tell you that story again later! Mad times!
Vellum: A fine parchment made from calfskin, lambskin, or kidskin and used for the pages and binding of books. Interesting word that I didnt know before today :)
Voile: A light, plain-weave, sheer fabric of cotton, rayon, silk, or wool used especially for making dresses and curtains. This one is good because I enjoy saying it and I enjoy watching my face when I say it. Quality.
Vroom: Obvious one - the sound speed makes on a broomstick, in a car, on a bike, occassionally from a child or myself when I am feeling particularly speedy!
Vouch: To give personal assurances; give a guarantee. For example I vouch never to let broadband ruin my daily blog again! I will get this up online!
Vivacious: full of animation and spirit, very lively and well yea vivacious....this is also an enjoyable word to say and I like it when people say I am vivacious. I think its only happened once but still!
Votive: Expressing or symbolizing a wish, desire, or vow - I will make a votive pledge to you now that I will learn how to do an amazing robot dance and I will put it on youtube for you all to bask in its glory!
Vodka: Alcohol. 'Nuff said.
Vociferous: Making, given to, or marked by noisy and vehement outcry, blatantly boistrous or offensively loud. I imagine a house full of students singing 'Eye of the Tiger' at 1am with the windows of their house open would be considered Vociferous. What do you think?
Voluptuous: Giving, characterized by, or suggesting ample, unrestrained pleasure to the senses. Coffee for me is voluptuous I think - yummy, smells good, makes me feel psychologically good, warm in the mug in my hands etc...I love Coffee.
Vortex: A  spiral motion of fluid within a limited area, especially a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center. Great word and vortex is used all over the place including in an awesome show called it if you havent already!
Voyeux: An obsessive observer of sordid or sensational subjects. This one is cool because it comes from the old french which translates to 'one who lies in wait' - it sounds so sinister - to be fair it probably is a bit....maybe a tad to risque for scrabble...
So this was my V blog. I hope you have learnt something new today I have learnt several new words my favourite being V...what’s your favourite? And can you enlighten me on any other delightful V words?

1 comment:

  1. vado = I am going
    voro = I devour


    I can't think of any 'v' words now ... apart from vegetable. But that's not particularly delightful.