Thursday September 28, 2006

Q is For...

WordPlay: The Personal Dictionary Meme

(See the game description for further details.)

Q is For...

  • QALITY - When I was playing Quality Lead, I got a license plate that read QALITY (note the missing U; it's a joke). So many people failed to "get" the joke that I applied for a new plate less than a year later.

  • Q.E.D. - I actually enjoyed Geometry in 10th grade and I loved learning the full pronunciation of Quod Erat Demonstrandum.

  • Quail - Sometimes we get California Quail in our back yard. They're so cute.

  • Quality - I care a lot about software quality. I played "Quality Lead" for two or three years as a job. It was, sadly, an utterly thankless role.

  • Quarrel - An arrow for a crossbow. Although I was an archer for several years, I never shot a crossbow.

  • Questions - As a child, I asked a lot of questions. I was deeply hurt when my 6th grade English teacher told me I asked too many; I didn't raise my hand in English class much more that year. I believe that, as a society, we should encourage questions rather than stifle them. Too many of us spend time telling and not enough time asking "Why?".

  • Quinoa - We discovered quinoa recently. t has a nice texture and a nutty flavor. Very nice.

  • Quirky - An all-around great word. Feel it on the tongue.

  • Quotes - I love to collect quotes.

  • Q is also for Quick, Quintessential, Quark, Quadrile, Quadrangle, Quicksilver, Quack, Quarl (a jellyfish), Quartz, Querulous, Quibble, and Quiche.

View my complete dictionary to date. Click on the dogeared page corner in the upper right to turn pages. Note: I will keep updating the complete dictionary pages over time, but I may not come back to update the corresponding weblog entries.

Q is For... ( in category Memes & Prompts , Verbatim ) - posted at Thu, 28 Sep, 23:33 Pacific | «e»