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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Who would have dreamed that I would use McLinky correctly for once and link up to Jenny Matlock &  all her friends at Alphabet Thursday? To join this fun learning day go toJenny Matlock

This is my 100th post!

F is for Fantastic, Fun and Fabulous!

Now Webster says
Main Entry: 1fan·tas·tic
Pronunciation: \fan-ˈtas-tik, fən-\
Variant(s): also fan·tas·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English fantastic, fantastical, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French fantastique, from Late Latin phantasticus, from Greek phantastikos producing mental images, from phantazein to present to the mind — more at fancy
Date: 14th century
1 a : based on fantasy : not real b : conceived or seemingly conceived by unrestrained fancy c : so extreme as to challenge belief : unbelievable; broadly : exceedingly large or great
2 : marked by extravagant fantasy or extreme individuality : eccentric
3 fantastic : excellent, superlative
synonyms fantastic, bizarre, grotesque mean conceived, made, or carried out without adherence to truth or reality. fantastic may connote unrestrained extravagance in conception or merely ingenuity of decorative invention fantastic rumors to spread>. bizarre applies to the sensationally queer or strange and implies violence of contrast or incongruity of combination bizarre medieval castle built in the heart of a modern city>. grotesque may apply to what is conventionally ugly but artistically effective or it may connote ludicrous awkwardness or incongruity often with sinister or tragic overtones <grotesque statues adorn the cathedral> grotesque attempt at a smile>.
synonyms see in addition imaginary
Main Entry: 1fun
Pronunciation: \ˈfən\
Function: noun
Etymology: English dial. fun to hoax, perhaps alteration of Middle English fonnen, from fonne dupe
Date: 1727
1 : what provides amusement or enjoyment; specifically : playful often boisterous action or speech
2 : a mood for finding or making amusement
3 a : amusement, enjoyment b : derisive jest : sport, ridicule
4 : violent or excited activity or argument
synonyms fun, jest, sport, game, play mean action or speech that provides amusement or arouses laughter. fun usually implies laughter or gaiety but may imply merely a lack of serious or ulterior purpose fun>. jest implies lack of earnestness in what is said or done and may suggest a hoaxing or teasing jest>. sport applies especially to the arousing of laughter against someone sport led to anger>. game is close to sport, and often stresses mischievous or malicious fun game of their poor relations>. play stresses the opposition to earnest without implying any malice or mischief play>.

Main Entry: fab·u·lous
Pronunciation: \ˈfa-byə-ləs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin fabulosus, from fabula
Date: 15th century
1 a : resembling or suggesting a fable : of an incredible, astonishing, or exaggerated nature b : wonderful, marvelous
2 : told in or based on fable
synonyms see fictitious
fab·u·lous·ly adverb
fab·u·lous·ness noun

Have I bored you yet? Ah....I think we all could use a spelling lesson along with a definition lesson. I use to work with a Dr. who attended McGill University, a very prestigious learning place in Canada. He was a native of our Olympic host country and the most excellent speller I ever met!  There were no words he could not spell He claims it was due to being an only child of a mother who gave up her teaching position to raise him! My hat is off to you Mrs. Cohen, mother of J. John Cohen, M.D. Ph.D.

But to complete my very first Alphabet Thursday post here are some fantastic, fun and fabulous things to enjoy!
Fur is fabulous    Diamonds are fantastic  Disneyland is Fun 


Jo said...

I agree, Diamonds are fantastic!!!

My name is PJ. said...

2 Thumbs Up for your letter F!!

Terry said...

Congratulations on your 100th post.

Great job on the letter F!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

FEATURING the letter F and you did a FABULOUS job!!! Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

Ann Creek said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Thank you for your lovely comment.

Viki said...

I loved spelling when I was in school. Great words. Congrats on you 100th post.

Riet said...

What a lovely post, your letter F is great. Congratulations on your 100th post

Sarah said...

Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday! Great job with the letter F. Happy Thursday!

Christy said...

congrats on your 100th post! I agree...disneyland is any age!!

Jenny said...

Anne, you did great! And I'm glad the whole MckLinkey thing didn't traumatize you too much!

It is wonderful to see you here and wonderful to be able to offer congratulations on your 100th post!

A+ for a F un and F ascinating post.

PS I love words so I loved that!

Amy said...

It's amazing, isn't it, how spelling comes so naturally to some while others couldn't spell to save their soul!

Congrats on your 100th blog!

laterg8r said...

diamonds are fantastic - great f post :D

Catherine said...

Fabulous "F" post!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Good use of the letter F!

mrs. c said...

Diamonds are a girl's best Friend!

Linda said...

What a fun and fantastic post! Thanks for stopping by and visiting!

All My Yesterdays said...

Great F post! I did my first one too and it's fun reading so many others.
woohoo on your 100th!

mbkatc230 said...

I love this post. I love words, their meanings, origins, everything about them. DH says he doesn't need spell check, he just asks me :). Fun F post. Kathy