Flabellate. It’s an adjective meaning “fan-shaped.” Merriam-Webster and LACMA are playing a “match the word with the picture” game this week on Twitter, and it’s a much pleasanter distraction from certain daily horrors than the other daily distractions we’ve been getting from said horror-makers on Twitter. Other highlights from the game: kinker and natiform. What will tomorrow bring?
It’s the second week of the spring semester, and at the moment I am both the loudest and quietest person in my classes – I’ve gotten a bad cough that has given me a case of laryngitis. My immune system seems to have a fine sense of irony, as one of my classes is Voice & Diction. My voice is coming back little by little, but the coughing… it’s all I can do not to
quackle. Meaning to choke or to suffocate. I’m sure the entire class wants to choke or suffocate me as well. At least I’m making an impression.