BRAIN ON DRUGS:
A Carnival Cruise Ship was flooded in the Western Caribbean on Saturday after its fire prevention system malfunctioned and dispensed water everywhere. (https://goo.gl/wYF2qG)
A Bloomberg study found that the elderly are losing over $37 billion a year to fraud. (https://goo.gl/GJBi71)
A video has gone viral of a cow chasing a sheriff’s deputy at the scene of a car accident. None of the drivers were charged in the accident. (https://goo.gl/sqQRnV)
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words
A description I rather proudly embrace...insert sly winky face...
-The use of excessively learned and bombastic vocabulary or phraseology in a pretentious and showy fashion.
-An instance or example of such vocabulary or phraseology.
-The habit of using a pompous or turgid style in speaking or writing.
-The use of pretentious words, language, or style.
Adjective form: Lexiphanic.
From “Lexiphanes”, (a character in Lexiphanes by Lucian)
From Greek lexikos "pertaining to words”
“-phane” word-forming element meaning "having the appearance of," from Greek -phanes, from phainein "to show," phainesthai "to appear”
Used in a sentence:
“Thanks to the tutelage of Grandiloquent Word of the Day, my lexiphanicism has far exceeded even my greatest aspirations.”
FAKE NEWS OR FLORIDA:
Is this story "Fake News" or something that actually happened in Florida.