There is no law-maker but nature. And YOU are her prophet.
How is about -"a small tank of personality with a shoal of very excitable wishes trying to escape"
Sounds like a tough one to work into a conversation.
Oh, not necessarily.We were looking through our kids baby records a week back. (This is the "output side" of the Plunket Society that helps mothers with new-born children as a free service to all).Week 36, our daughter was described by the Plunket Nurse as "Determined". That was partly in mind when I thought of the idea :) I can imagine describing my (now 34) daughter at the age of 8 or 9 as a contrarium.
Contrarium:( con trar e um )noun, 1. An enclosed area where opposing forces may be viewed such as the floor of Congress, courtroom or other fields of battle. 2. A philosophical location where arguments are brought out such as the comment section of a blog. 3. One who is contrary by nature.
You've convinced me Prob. It's brilliant, not to mention poetic. TF's'll be the ones in the dictionary, though. When, Prob, you write your daughter's biography, or a work of fiction based on her, that passage will fit right in.
It was a thought like Mr. Stern's that first popped into my head when I read the word. It seems perfectly cromulent to me.
"cromulent"...? Had to look that one up. Live long and prosper. lol(If we're going to have fun, then branching out is always on the table.)
I told a co-worker about your daughter's new word and he immediately thought it meant "a college".
Oh, if only it were so.
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