I am fascinated by how words can evoke memories. Earlier this week, a friend used the word spelunking in a conversation. When I first heard the word, I thought "I have to include that in Fun with Words!" Then I realised the last time I had heard that word was when I used to play video games. I remember the word from playing Terraria a few years ago. A quick Google search has joined the dots. There was a Spelunker Potion in Terraria, which helps you find valuable materials like gems and ores in a cave.
I have been carefully taking notes of words that intrigue me, exploring the depths of the English language, to present what is today's edition of Fun with Words. (That was another attempt at me trying Stephen Colbert's Meanwhile series introduction format, wherein he introduces the monologue with a long, convoluted sentence.)
The words I have for today are as follows:
- Spelunking: Exploring caves.
- Docket: Cases for trial, or a list of tasks to be completed (US). A document with information about a package (UK).
- Voluminous: Large.
- Stewardship: The responisbility of supervising or managing.
- Thereof: Defined by Oxford Languages as "of the thing just mentioned; of that."
[James changes the song to play Red by Taylor Swift as he writes.]
Now it is time for the part of the post where I try to use all of the featured words in a sentence. Here it goes:
The spelunker, tasked with stewardship over the excursion, discovered a voluminous cave, adding exploration to the docket for a future trip.
I couldn't fit "thereof" in there. There are few contexts in which "thereof" makes sense.
Have a great day. May you discover many new words that surprise and interest you!
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