Wednesday, 16 December 2009


I am extremely excited today, but unfortunately this means that I have little time to scour the dictionary for a word that adequately reflects my mood. Instead I'm picking this one because it sounds nice, even though I've currently got no time to do anything of the kind:

pandiculation n the act of stretching and yawning [Origin from Latin pandiculari, -atus to stretch oneself] Chambers, 1998

I thought stretching and yawning was the only way to describe stretching and yawning but no - there is a single word to cover the combined actions! I will indulge in some pleasant pandiculation later on after my busy, exciting day is finished, and I'll try to find a more excitable, lively word for tomorrow.

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