Friday, April 9, 2010
H is for...
lots of things.
I turned to the dictionary, one of my favorite books. At a loss for my H post, I thought I'd play around a little.
A haboob, for instance, is a violent sandstorm. (No, I am not making this up)
A hake is a hook from the shape of the jaw.
A hallux is the first toe on either of the hind legs of a terrestrial vertebrate.
I adore the dictionary. I am a lover or words. But it comes with risks. For instance, I can't eat marshmallows anymore. Look it up, if you dare.
In addition to my many dictionaries, various sizes and colors, I also have several Thesauri. Which I suppose is the plural of Thesaurus. Seriously, I love words. Lots.
Heave-ho is actually in the dictionary. Huh.
As are head start, headpiece, heavy breathing and hectare.
So, now you know one of my dirty little secrets. Dictionaries. Thesauri. Sigh. Words. Books. As you may have guessed, I'm a reader as well as a writer. :)