Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Voraciously Lethargic aka I really really want to be lazy.

First word!


vo·ra·cious adj \vȯ-ˈrā-shəs, və-\
Definition of VORACIOUS

1: having a huge appetite : ravenous
2: excessively eager : insatiable (a voracious reader)
— vo·ra·cious·ly adverb
— vo·ra·cious·ness noun

Synonyms: edacious, esurient, gluttonous, greedy, hoggish, piggish, rapacious, ravenous, swinish

Antonyms: apathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic

Origins of VORACIOUS

Latin vorac-, vorax, from vorare to devour; akin to Old English ācweorran to guzzle, Latin gurges whirlpool, Greek bibrōskein to devour
First Known Use: 1635

-France declares war on Spain.
-The Académie française in Paris is formally constituted as the national academy for the preservation of the French language.
-Guadeloupe and Martinique are colonized by France.
-Dominica is claimed by France.

France said to itself, "Hey France! Wouldn't it be awesome if we had more territory?" "Why yes, France, it would!" "And wouldn't it be awesome if we had a way to make sure that French stayed around for a long time?" "That'd be totally sweet!" (In French, of course.) So France voraciously pursued a policy of what they may or may not have called 'Operation Win!'

Second word!


le·thar·gic adj \lə-ˈthär-jik, le-\
Definition of LETHARGIC

1: of, relating to, or characterized by laziness or lack of energy : feeling or affected by lethargy : sluggish
2: indifferent, apathetic
— le·thar·gi·cal·ly adverb

Synonyms: dull, inert, inactive, quiescent, sleepy, sluggish, torpid
Antonyms: active


(see lethargy)
First Known Use: 14th century

14th Century!
-The Hundred Years' War begins when Edward III of England lays claim to the French throne in 1337.
-The Lollardy movement rises in England.
-Peasants' Revolt in England.

Not sure what everyone else was doing, but the English were sure as hell NOT being lethargic. They were being movers and shakers. Hell, the fought a war for a hundred years! Top that, France!

What's that? The French ALSO fought for a hundred years?

Shut up.


I was reminded of Voracious by Shelby Fox who used the word in a post of hers, my grandma provided lethargic yesterday. Thanks to everyone who is still reading and enjoying. Gonna work on a new information post tonight. Still haven't decided on a topic, so if you wanna see something specific, and you comment before I get started, I'll use it. If you'd like to be surprised, that's cool, too. Alright, see ya soon!