Saturday, April 15, 2017

Vocabulary Expansion

A nearly-unlimited vocabulary is an important tool to writers.  As such, we tend to write it down when we hear something new.   Of the following four words, only one was familiar to me.

Ropable - this comes to us from Australia and indicates great agitation - "You took a two hour lunch and the boss is ropable."

Also in Australia, America's beloved (based on sales) McDonald's is called "makers" presumably pronounced "makkers." 

In France, McDonalds is referred to as  "macdo" pronounced "mack dough"

But here's the one I'd never heard of and it has nothing to do with food.  it's "MCD" which is said to stand for Major Character Death when reading a book and then being disappointed.   

Who knew? 

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