Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Government Vocabulary Lessons 101

The word for the day is "Austerity"

There are thousands of words in the English language we will never hear in our lifetime, some that we will hardly ever use and even more that the average islander, will never ever know the meaning of..... Until a couple years ago "Austerity" was one of those words. Thanks to the CNMI government, "Austerity" is probably one of the most used words in our vocabulary today. It's almost right up there with "Lanya" and "Ai Adai". A word we hardly ever heard, let alone used, is now the norm in everyday conversation. It can be used in many different ways, for example, Frances does not have to work this Friday since it is "Austerity Friday", or "Hey brud, how come there's no toilet tissue in the bafroom?" " Lanya, brud, that's why I told you to bring your notebook, it's austerity measures."

Thank you CNMI government for enriching our vocabulary!

Tomorrow's word of the day "Exasperate"

: )~


lil_hammerhead said...

"All this talk of austerity exasperate me"


"The legislators felt to exasperate to discuss amendments"


"If I loose my lease car, the walking will make my legs exasperate"

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glend558 said...

Tamara, delete the above post!

bradinthesand said...

wow, i actually saw you in person the other day! looks like you and the fam were enjoying lunch. too bad we weren't able to actually say anything to each other...the food was too good!