“Er, what? What word is that? Has she begun her post with a typo?” I can so hear you wondering! Well, no, it isn’t a typo and I am not out of my mind!
FLANEUR (n): someone who strolls aimlessly, observing life and their surroundings.
And, I am a flaneur!
Okay, let me begin from the beginning. Few months ago, when I was looking for a name for my new blog, I needed something unusual; a name that was not the kind one would come across everyday. A name that, in its unusualness, held the meaning of my thoughts on my life, and myself.
After an extensive search for the right word, I came across this list of unusual words on Pinterest, where I stumbled upon this beautiful word,
Metanoia: the journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self and way of life.
It felt just perfect!
I was so looking for a change. A change that would define me as a person, and make me feel proud of myself. And, Metanoia fit the bill!
As I went through the list of the words, I also came across some that seemed to describe me as a person so perfectly. My passions, my idiosyncrasies, my fantasies. You know, there is a word that also stands for the number 8! Well, I was born on the 8th, so I had to add it to my list of favourites!
So, here are some of my favourite unusual words. Go ahead and pick those which describe you, as well! In fact, you could drive away your boredom looking for unusual words of your choice! It’s such fun, you know!?
So, let’s begin.
1. agdoad (n): the number 8.
I am an agdoad…born on the 8th! A number that brings good fortune, by the way. And, I was always under the impression that those born on the 8th are dogged by misfortune all their lives! Utter rubbish!
2. nefelibata (n): one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination.
I do! I do! My dad gifted me the moniker, “Dream girl” when I was a kid! My head has always been in the clouds!
3. Thalassophile: A lover of the sea/ocean.
I am one! I could spend my life living on a beach, gazing at the endless blue waters, listening to the roar of the ocean, collecting shells as I lose myself amidst the waves all day long!
4. solivagent: wandering alone.
Again, I can so indulge in this activity. I, being my favourite companion, can wander aimlessly, or just go anywhere by myself! Ah, bliss!
5. Selenophile: a person who loves the moon.
Thanks to my mother, moon-gazing was the favourite part of my after-dinner walks with her, before I got married. Now, I do it alone, when out on my late-evening walks.
6. Simpatico: a likeable person, easy to get along with.
At the risk of sounding vain, I am one. Well, my friends can vouch for it, I hope. I can be quiet, engrossed in my thoughts and all that, but, once you come to know me better, once we bond, you will be glad we met (Whoa! Keep that vanity in check, girl!)
So, what do you think? No, not about me as a person, but about the words! Did you find some that, perhaps, describe you, too? Do let me know! Maybe we could look for some more unusual words to talk about! They are difficult to pronounce, though, but we could have fun trying it out!
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