Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quotidian Quotables

Boring...(borrrrr-inngg) adjective: in LC terminology boring means: exciting, fun, or interesting. For example, she was saying yesterday that our trip to Greenfield Village was boring. I asked her if she knew what boring meant. When I told her that it meant so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness she was utterly blown away. I think she just liked the sound of boring and decided to make it her word of the week. She let me know that she really didn't think our trip was boring.

does this look like the mug of a "bored" girl? I don't think so.
The hat shop was her dream come true.
Now, here is the real WWoW.=)
Quotidian (quo-tid-i-an) adjective: found in the ordinary course of events. There's nothing like a real train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute. Synonyms include: everyday, mundane, routine, unremarkable, workaday.
Origin: 14th century "everyday, daily" from Latin quotidianus, from Latin quotes "how many" + dies "day."
If I had had to guess what quotidian meant based on the book I was reading and the sound of the word, I would have guessed it had something to do with quotes. How wrong I was! But, consider how smart you will sound when you substitute "quotidian" for "everyday, mundane, routine or unremarkable."

1. The quotidian task of showering was made more fun by the addition of Bath & Body Sweet Pea Shower Scrub on a fluffy sponge.
2. There was nothing quotidian about Audrey Hepburn's features. She was gorgeous.
3. What I'd really appreciate is a quotidian day to accomplish some quotidian tasks.
What's not to love about using quotidian? This is a seriously fun word!
For a play on the word, I am going to include some quotidian quotes. Many of them you have probably heard before. There is wisdom packed into these quotes, which is probably why they are all a bit familiar. Enjoy.
Meres...her word of the week is mmmma.
Which, incidentally, is her word for "no."
She says it when she is getting into trouble. When she is doing something she knows she isn't supposed to.

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~Jimmy Johnson

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. ~Betty Smith

Whatever you are be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. ~Author Unknown

Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. ~Author Unknown

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. ~Baltasar Gracián

Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Paul, 1 Corinthians 10:31

And there's everything and nothing quotidian about that.