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GRAV-uh-tahs

April 2nd, 2011

Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge at Wego Health
30 posts, 30 days Can I do it? #HAWMC

Today’s Challenge: Word of the Day – Go to dictionary.com and write a post inspired by their WOTD or grab a dictionary or book and open to a page and write about that word. Can you link the word to your condition somehow?

gravitas
\ GRAV-uh-tahs \  , noun;
1. High seriousness (as in a person’s bearing or in the treatment of a subject).

Now let me tell you all something, it has to be said. I am not a writer in any way, shape or form. I have no idea where comma’s, semi-colons or dashes go. I am doing this 30 posts in 30 days writing prompt for Wego Health because lets be honest, it is Health Activist Month on their website, and I am a diabetes advocate, and have not blogged regularly in a very long time! And I am hopeful that these these writing prompts will help me to get back into blogging again.

So, anyway I went to dictionary.com today like the directions told me to. It said to write a post inspired by the dictionary.com word of the day, and the word was GRAVITAS. No offense to the english language but, who the hell would use the word gravitas in a sentence? That word is completely ridiculous sounding to me. I really have no idea how to use it in a sentence at all.

My brain hurts right now because it has not seen words like this since I was in 11-12th grade when I was studying for the SAT! That was over well, a lot of years ago.

The best thing I could come up with was: Diabetes is a gravitas condition and I would love for it to be cured.

Now you see, I really haven’t a clue whether or not the word of the day from dictionary.com was used correctly, and I would totally love to know. Using words in sentences and not in correct form…yea, my 12th grade english teacher would be so proud! Hi, Mrs. P!! (she’s one of my FB friends, and quite possibly reading this)

So, I am going to just leave this WOTD thing alone right now, and let my elementary school level vocabulary speak for itself LOL

Have a GRAV-uh-tahs day! LOL

 

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6 Responses to “GRAV-uh-tahs”

  1. landileigh Says:

    i will not be nominating you for the “Are you smarter than a 5th Grader” tv show.

    LOLOLOL!

    and i mean that in all gravitas!

  2. Crystal Says:

    Gravitas, Gina, you can write, no worries. Seriously.
    :-)

  3. nicole Says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my posts!! I was going to use that word today in my post but I wanted to take my chances for a better word of the day today…very bad decision on my part!!

    Man who even makes up these words anyways…gravitas?? I wonder if we will ever use these words again, maybe more bonus points :)

    Great post!

  4. Rachel Says:

    Whatever, you can write. :)

  5. Amy K Says:

    I posted with this word as well, relating to fibromyalgia, on my WEGO Health blog. Let me know what you think if you have time! http://bit.ly/hNfOP1

    I agree with you 100%, who uses this word? Well, very few people in regular day to day conversation I’m sure (at least not in my circles), but the word of the day is a great source for sprucing up our vocabulary. Unfortunately, I often forget the word of the day almost as soon as I’ve finished reading about it if it is something new to me!

    Keep up your great work and I look forward to reading more of your Health Activist Challenge posts!
    Amy K

  6. Hallie Says:

    Yeah…. Not a cool word! That’s why I went to the urban dictionary!! Although, if I ever do hear someone use it, I’ll collapse in hysterics!!

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