It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another round of Sign Language Wednesday. Sign Language Wednesday is where you leave me a word in the comments and the following week I take one of those words and find a background that may or may not relate to the word (which I write on a sign) and photograph it. Simple yes? I do need more word suggestions so please be sure to leave yours in the comments.
The word today has been suggested several times by the same person. I believe she in fact said she’d keep telling me to use this word until I did. We have Natasha from Exile on Mom Street
to thank for today’s word, ennui
. Go ahead, you try finding a place to use that one.
Webster’s Online has this to say:
Etymology: French, from Old French enui annoyance, from enuier to vex, from Late Latin inodiare to make loathsome — more at annoy
: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction : boredom
Well the Chick was more than happy to cooperate for the word this week (for which I took the definition of vexation). Just have a look:
It’s very sad when mommy will only give you four pieces of paper (which you crumble up and destroy) instead of five. Very sad, very ennui inducing indeed. Ten minutes worth of ennui in fact.
How would you use ennui? Have you or your kids used it recently? Be sure to stop by Natasha and thank her for today’s (most challenging) word. Please also leave me some suggestions for next week’s word.