Sunday, August 29, 2010
Updates from Rica Eat World :)
Hey guys! Hope you're all having an apeagesauce week so far. I just wanted to share some new discoveries found by Okapi, myself, and my good friend Angelatarantula over at The Book Buzzer. So here we go..
1. So while shopping in the city, we came across a cutesy (but ridiculously expensive) clothing shop. While browsing, we gawked at this:
Is that not the kewlest ceiling decoration you have ever seen!? We loved how the lights were protruding from the stack of books. Very creative.
Okay moving on.
2. The next day, after seeing that mind-blowing show piece above, Angela's dad was kind enough to teach us the game of bridge. The three of us had been wanting to learn about tricks, trumps, bidding and all the fun stuff. Inspired by The Cardturner by Louis Sachar, a great 4.5 Hoot novel about a kid who plays bridge, we were eager to follow Alton, the main character's, footsteps in learning the complex, strategic game. It turned out to be VERY fun and I totally recommend you guys learning how to play. The basics are quite, well, basic, and you'll probably be able to pick up on it soon enough. Okapi and I partnered up against Angela and her dad. While we were able to win two rounds, we managed to loose to the opposing team overall. 0 against -250. Curse their "double" bid.
"Each year, hundreds of words are dropped from the English language.
Old words, wise words, hard-working words. Words that once led meaningful lives, but now lie unused, unloved, unwanted.
Today, 90% of everything we write is communicated by only 7,000 words.
You can change all that. Help save the words!"
So once you get to the site, you see a plethora of fascinating, mostly unknown words. All you do is click on it and "adopt it." Adopting the word means...
"I hereby promise to use this word, in conversation and correspondence, as frequently as possible to the best of my ability."
That way, that one word won't forever be forgotten. Let's engulf the world with cool words once again! :) This week, I adopted the words: pamphagous, fopottee, and tortiloquy. (These words are so uncommon, that my computer put the red squiggly under them, marking them as typos when they are indeed REAL words.)
Check out the site HERE
So that's it for updates. What did you do this week? We totally want to know! :)