Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Word a Day

So I picked up this book yesterday...

Wow. So cliche for me. I pick up so many books every day but-

So I picked up this book yesterday at Half Price Books (destination of the century, people) and instead of heading over to the religious fiction section or the language section or the history section, I went to the writing section.
Because I write.
No duh.

This book is called A Word a Day: A Romp through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English.
So every day on this blog I will give you a word for today, starting at the ery beginning of the book, travelling through to the end.
The section for the next few days is "Animal Words".
And today's animal word is: "Crabwise"
Crabwise (KRAB-wyz) Adjective. 1. Sideways. 2. In a cautious or roundabout manner.
From the sideways movement of crabs.

Have a good day!

(Garg, Anu, A Word a Day. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishers, 2003. Print)

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to hearing all the unusual and overlooked words!