I have subscribed to the Merriam-Webster newsletter a long while back.
Because I just love words. Weird words, unusual words, forgotten words. And just so you know, no, I will never take a short cut and feed you Merriam-Webster’s word of the day for our own challenge!
Sometimes, I get the feeling that someone in U.K. has been assigned to follow my random wanderings, and suggest a word that is meant just for me. It can sound a little creepy, but U.K. is a faraway land, and I imagine that person doesn’t have the budget to come and stalk me live in Montréal, so I don’t care.
From time to time, I feel like my word provider is openly mocking me. Like today.
The daily Merriam-Webster word today is, Canicular.
Now, while my U.K. stalker is stalking me from his comfortable air conditionned office, I am sweating my life off, here in Québec.
Most people think that Québec is a land of perpetual coldness. Wrong! We really swing between extremes. While winter temperature can go down to -40 C (-40 F), summer is also very hot, although short. To give you an idea, this morning, the temperature inside my apartment is 33 C (91,5 F). And that’s after keeping all windows closed overnight, to keep whatever coolness we had managed to get in yesterday evening.
I won’t complain. I don’t miss winter. BUT it is not the ideal conditions to make an entertaining come back online!
I might postpone my story telling a little. Breathing is making me sweat, I don’t think I could survive thinking. Making up a story AND writing it? No way.