15 February 2012

Word Of The Week - Celebrating The 'Zhush'

It's back! 'Word of the Week' has returned and I'm really keen to see all of us zhushing our vocabulary together.

If you're a new visitor to this space, this is a regular segment that enables us to share interesting words that we try to slip into either our everyday vocab or our blog writing usually in the week that follows this post.

For examples of previous 'WW' words, pop on down to the "Word of the Week" segment on the sidebar and click the link. I bet you'll find some words of interest to tickle your fancy.

Now for our very first zhushy word of the year....

This word was introduced to me by the fabulous father of one of my friends.
Right away I loved its musicality before I even knew its meaning - say it out loud [late-motif] and I bet you'll see what I mean.

Now I'm sure you can think of leitmotifs for both heroes and villians in any number of films, but have you ever considered what your own leitmotif might be?

For me a snippet of the following titled 'Kapsburger' by 'Clogs' would suit me to a 'T'....


So there you go, you're ready to zhush away.
If you're adventurous and add this word to a blog post, I'd be thrilled if you could hyperlink it to this post and help build the vocabulary of your own bloggy audience.

Happy day my friend!

16 comments:

  1. To clarify, it's the opposite of an early-motif as opposed to a dark-motif or a heavy-motif. :-)

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  2. What a great idea! And great word. Plus I love 'zhush' - we debated regularly in my office as to how to spell this one for a while, and finally settled on the same as you!

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    1. ....and now you'll have another word to mix into your work environment.
      I wonder what people will choose for their leitmotifs?
      xx

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  3. Oh, it's back! I've always loved your Word of the Week posts. Zhush some more, please.

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    1. It's always a delight to see your smiling face here Lovely - a zhushing we will go!

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  4. Lovely word! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

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    1. Thanks Kellie - I'm intrigued to know what your leitmotif might be.
      x

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  5. still getting my depleted brain around the concept at 2am. Do you feel like the elm seeds? actually i feel you are everywhere Felicity, whirling, whirling lightly and warmly.
    xx

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    1. Hmm, now you've extended my thinking on this Jill.
      I originally meant that the music would be my leitmotif but I really like your concept of the elm seeds too.
      Warm hug,
      x

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  6. How fun is this???
    I just love zhushy!

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    1. It's great fun and I hope more people jump on board to have a zhushy time together Lisa!
      x

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  7. Yippee - it's back! And what a doozy to start with. The Germanophile in me would pronounce it as 'light-motif' ☺. I'm stumped as to what mine might be - any suggestions? J x

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    1. I chose this one for you J as I know you have a penchant for the teutonic.
      Thanks for the 'heads up' re: the pronunciation, will amend my ways pronto.
      As for your leitmotif....leave it with me.
      xx

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  8. Hee so glad to see it back Felicity I love your choice of words, Zhushy is a great I have just had a coffee full of Zhushyness & I am off to sew some Zhushy little frilly skirts!! :))) x

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    1. You are a gigglemaker Lainey - I can't wait to see your skirts and other clever craftiness.

      Happy day my zhushy friend!
      x

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