Sunday, July 4, 2010
Word Of The Week
Welcome to a new type of post here at Writing Out Loud! I've written before (here) about encouraging my daughter, Abbey - now just shy of twenty-two months - to use her words instead of the more common toddler manner of communication (AKA the grunt).
I thought it would be fun to share with you her most often used word each week, because there is nothing a toddler does better than repetition or interesting use of their limited vocabulary.
So, without further ado, I bring you Abbey's Word of the Week...
Okay or OK adjective (informal)
Originating from a mother's over-use of the word where it is commonly used to express something being adequate or so-so. Used in this instance as an enthusiastic expression, eg. when one is nagging one's mother for something and said mother finally understands and repeats the request, one calms down and says casually, okay, as though one never really cared about it after all.
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