Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Alphabe Thursday - T is for ...

Yippee! It's time for my favorite class of the week, Alphabe-Thursday. Mrs. Matlock is our teacher, make sure to stop by and help her read this week's essays. Our assignment this week is on the letter T. I had so much fun last week playing with obscure words that I thought I'd try some more. Honestly, these are real words. I had several comments wondering if I had made them up! I promise, my imagination is not that good!


taphephobia



tallith


termagant



thurible


triskaidekaphobia

Have fun with these. If you get a chance, google obscure words dictionary. It's loads of fun!

34 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The fear of 13 is the only word I was familiar with. What great words!

Molly said...

Oh my, I love big words!! I consider myself to have a pretty good vocabulary, but you stumped me beyond my imagination!!

Debbie said...

My vocabulary on the other hand is not so broad...so you taught me some new words. Cool post....thanks for stopping over.

CherylK said...

How clever! And funny, too! Very creative...

Viki said...

What great words. I'm happy that you included pictures LOL. Great T post.

kim said...

Great post. I need to broaden my vocabulary and those were new to me.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fun post, Kathy! I'll try to use those words in a sentance today ...lol Actually I knew "triskaidekaphobia" as it comes up every Friday the 13th.

xxoo Pat

Terra said...

it is so fun to find cool new words...my problem is they don't stick in my sticky brain!!!

Jo said...

great post, loved them all ... especially the first ... its one of my biggies ...

H said...

I hate to admit it, but the only one I recognised was tallith.

My name is PJ. said...

I spend a lot of time with unusual words and those that are so obscure they've become obsolete. So you, my dear, are a girl after my own heart.

Nice post@

Julie Schuler said...

I love today's soundtrack. And I love words. I wish they had mass so I could roll around in them.

diane said...

Thanks for that. I'll try to drop one of those words into a conversation one day.

Maggie B said...

You found some great ones this week.
Terrific.
Maggie

xinex said...

I bet if I put those words in a Scrabble game, opponents will not believe they are words. Thanks for broadening up my word knowledge, Kat...Christine

A 2 Z said...

Hi,

I had a thurible day yesterday LOL Not really. I will have to go look up these new words. That's what I've said before: blogging is "educatiomenal"... Thanks for the fun post. You must be tired. You can come to my Tea Party and relax. See you there,

Anne-Marie

Lois said...

I didn't recognize any of them! I like that pic from Dynasty. I used to love to watch those two go at it!

Nora Johnson said...

Terrific tally of tumultuous terms this week!

Thank you - and wishing you a Happy Alphabe-Thursday and a great weekend too!

LOLA:)

PS Mine’s HERE!

jeff campbell said...

I just love unusual words...great post...peace

Always Nesting said...

I just knew this post would be fun :) I'm always learning from you.

Christy said...

every week i try and work your words into my vernacular...not sure how i am going to do it this week! so fun!

laterg8r said...

great words - love the fear of the number 13! :D

Jenny said...

Great words! I'm so glad I'm not the 13th comment....

This was a terrific stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "T"!

And that dictionary is so fun...I get sucked into it, though, so I try to stay away from the obscure words!

A+

Jackie said...

Hi, those are tough words. I recognize Tallith and Thurible but that's about it .

Jingle said...

strong and powerful t words.
hope that you feel free after letting out.
cheers!

AshTreeCottage said...

Just terrific!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

jaydubblah said...

Hi, thanks for your comment on my trees. I had so many visitors this week because teacher put me at the front of the class!
Great post from you too - I love learning new words, and I play Scrabble online a lot

Anna said...

Since this is the second time I am reading one of your clever posts with unusual words, I am not going to ask the silly question that I asked last time, if you made all of these up. No. Now I understand that there are a lot of strange words out there! It is to your credit that you show us some of this unusual words, enriching our Alphabet-experience!
Best wishes,
Anna
Anna's Ts

mrs. c said...

You find the most obscure words! I had to look most of them up but then I teach pre-k and we use lots of rich vocabulary so I will try to introduce them to my little 4 year olds!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love it!

Great t post - vocabulary lessons! gotta love it...

easternsparkle said...

I love the way you've turned this to obscure words - looking forward to the remianing letters!!

Pondside said...

Hmmmmmmmm - I don't know if I'll be able to use these in a sentence this week, but I'll try!

Mumsy said...

All new words for the T post! I must take out the dictionary and learn them.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wow!!! um...you've found some Tough Tongue-twisters here :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
(My hubby and I have been married 28 + years ...and we are empty-nesters too...have I already mentioned this to you? :o)

still trying to get around! before the "U" posts!