Sunday, 30 December 2012

Word nonsense

What's this thing with having a word of the year? I mean, 2013 will be 365 days long. Why only one word when language is bursting with adjectives and adverbs, verbs and verbosity? 

True, the last couple of years I have joined the flock and chosen a few letters to set the tone for the coming 12 months, but it was all rather restrictive and, frankly I should have chosen 'forgetful' as it turned out to be far more appropriate. I had to hunt back to discover that my word for 2012 was supposed to be 'complete'. 

Pants to that. I am instead going to break with tradition while still joining in. My word for 2013 will therefore be...

Chosen initially for the delightful way it rolls off the tongue but also for its nonsense connotations and links to slapstick comedy involving Eric Sykes.

I have a whole heap of other words scribbled in notebooks outlining my ambitions for the coming months. I'm being very efficient with SMART goals and enough mind-mapping to plot a course to a parallel universe - speaking of which... Will I ever start that book?


  1. this post made me chuckle, I like the way you have broken with tradition Lisa......I love Rhubarb! x

  2. That's a good word! I have a few words, but not Happy New Year to you and yours :)

  3. I never thought it would happen to me, but i once had to say repeatedly (as part of a crowd) Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb in a play. It sounded really daft.

    Have a successful and creative year in 2013 ...... and write the 5th page of the book. Then the others will follow (and precede, of course). Look forward to the finished book - it's sure to be different (and good, of course).

  4. LOL!

    Love it!

    You might like this old post of mine, Lisa, from my very early days of blogging.

    Fun choice!

  5. Just stopped in to wish you and your family a wonderful new year.


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