Sometimes you just have to find fun in the boredom and details of life. As a wordsmith, my self-entertainment often comes in making up definitions to odd words and phrases before learning their true identity.
This pastime generally comes after a few hours of intense and tedious work. Like today. As I perused words for your Wordplay Wednesday educational experience, I eyed a phrase that instantly translated in my little pea brain to “funny water.”
Its real meaning isn’t nearly so titillating …
AQUEOUS HUMOR (āʹkwē ɘs; hyōōʹmɘr) n. – a watery fluid in the space between the cornea and the lens of the eye. [WW #111]
And that’s the type of learning that made more than one of us glassy-eyed in school. Definitely more than most of us care to know about the construction of the eye. However, as you age, more or less fluidity of the aqueous humor could indicate glaucoma issues.
So … our short-‘n’-sweet lesson today, is the funny water in your eye is a good thing. And so is a little fun in your day.
Word Challenge: AQUEOUS HUMOR. A definite challenge to incorporate into your daily writings. Consider using a little humor as you fit aqueous humor into your week of alternately silly and serious writings.
Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle)
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