19 October 2011

Word Of The Week - Humdinger


It truly gives me great pleasure when you send me a note with suggestions for gifts to share.
Today it comes in the form of a terrific word sent by my Canadian friend Daniel who is the most remarkable nature photographer and is a regular sharer of truly special images on his fabulous blog.

I love this word, it brings a smile to my face every time I say or read it.
It actually sounds like a very Aussie kind of word even though I know it was suggested by a Canadian. 
I'm intrigued to know whether or not it's a word you use and I'd be delighted if you could suggest a person, thing, action or statement that you believe really exemplifies it for you.

For me it's this man and the most remarkable effect he has had on lives around the entire planet ....

Thank you Daniel for sending me this word.
For the rest of you, let me see those brains sparkle by sharing your own humdingers!


  1. Humdinger of a post Felicity, one of my fave words too! xx

  2. oh, that daniel! stirring things up all the way on the opposite side of the world! :)

  3. First, I have to say
    that YOU have one
    humdinger of a blog,
    my friend!

    As to whether I use
    this word, yes, I do : )

    I have a humdinger of
    a sinus infection, at the
    moment. Ugh!

    Hope you are doing well!

    xx Suzanne

  4. It is kind of a Midwest term here in the states as well. I don't think I can beat this one though Felicity, Steve Jobs was it!

    Oh I have a Designer Pillows Giveaway! I hope you will join! ( a great resource as well)

    Art by Karena

  5. "Humdinger" seems to be a bit of an oxymoron (another favorite word of mine) within itself. I mean either you "hum" or you "ding", but you typically don't do both at the same time. Perhaps, that's what is so remarkable in the first place.

  6. Hmm, a word I know but never use. For the life of me, I don't know what word I use instead!

  7. Fantastic word, even better with 'absolute' in front of it!! Love Posie

  8. I can't one-up anyone here ... it's a great word and I espeically love the athanasius comment!

  9. Bad Boy Blogger is up to his tricks and so Charley from 'Secret Water' sent this comment through via email:

    Hi Felicity,
    I tend to use the word HUMDINGER when I have a REALLY bad HANGOVER!

  10. This is a humdinger of a late evening for me..so I'll see you tomorrow God willing!

  11. I could not agree with you more Felicity.
    Mat his vision continue, and may he rest in peace.

  12. Oh, I completely concur, Felicity. I always think of humdinger as belonging to an idea - "That's one humdinger of an idea!" J x

  13. I so love that word isn't it great, not used it before but I think I will be having a humdinger of a day today! :) x


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Felicity x