Monday, August 27

I'm Feeling Wabbity!!

Word of the Day: Wabbit (adjective)

Pronunciation: ['wæ-bit]

Definition: (1) Tired, exhausted; (2) off-color.


Usage: You will have a difficult time finding this word in most dictionaries; however, it is carefully tucked away in the Oxford English Dictionary and the citations below for 1973 and 1985 are enough to keep it current. The OED doesn't give us any information about this word's family: is the comparative "wabbiter" or "more wabbit?" May we behave wabbitly after exhausting work? Dare we use the default noun "wabbitness?" We will leave all these to your discretion.


Suggested Usage: August 5, 1973 the Dundee (Scotland) Sunday Post asked, "Been feeling a bit wabbit lately? Blaming it on the heat and the close, thundery weather?" That might well have been the end of it but then in 1985 Margaret Truman wrote in her mystery novel, Murder in the Smithsonian, "'I'm feeling a bit wabbit,' she said. 'Wabbit?' 'Not well.'" And didn't Elmer Fudd once say, after hunting Bugs Bunny for most of a cartoon, "I bewieve the wabbit is a bit wabbit." I'm not sure; my memory isn't what it used to be.


Dr. Language

This was lifted from the daily email I get from yourDictionary.com, and I hope they won't mind that I stole it. I am sure they wouldn't mind if you subscribed to their word of the day!

Sitting almost day is exhausting, isn't it? I am used to moving about (except when I am on the computer) and landing in one spot for hours on end is not my cup of tea - unless that spot is on a sunny beach or perhaps a train through the Alps. At least the scenery changes there......LOL!

Today, Mr. kenju was moved into the rehabilitation section of the hospital. It is in the same building as the regular hospital, but it operates separately. The room is semi-private (which he hates) and his roommate doesn't speak (he just grunts). The curtain stays closed, which is good. They only have a few private rooms in this section, and they are reserved for people with communicable diseases, so you have no choice.

Therapy starts tomorrow morning, so by the time I see mr. kenju again, he may be so tired from all his morning work that he'll sleep right through my visit. Our son left to go back home at noon, after staying all night with his dad. Now that he is in the rehab section, no one is allowed to stay with him, so this is the first time he has been alone in a week. It may be interesting to hear his stories tomorrow.....LOL







23 comments:

Bob-kat said...

Wishing Mr Kenju a speedy recovery.

I think I would have the curtain shut too - his room mate sounds like a Neanderthal only communicating using grunts!

Continuing the positive thoughts for you both.

ET said...

I am still wishing the best for Mr Kenju (& Mrs Kenju too!).

Star said...

I thought "wabbit" was what Elmer called Bugs!

How are you doing Judy ? Mr. K. has all the care in the world. Sounds like you could use a little TLC.

You hve many many online friends and they are all wishing you and Mr K, all the best.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I hope Mr. Kenju has a restful night - and that the cafeteria at his hospital is decent. :-)

Inanna said...

Oh my, Mr. Kenju has gotten himself into a right nice fix hasn't he? I'm so glad he was severly affected by the stroke or close stroke. It was always a good sign in our family if you were grouchy, meant you were feeling better.

May the Saints with ya, darlin'. Sounds like you're going to need it.

Suzz said...

Well, wabbity is a wowwsey way to wane away. Wellness wishes waft your way.

Nancy said...

As Bugs would say'"That Wascally Wabbit!!!!!"

Mr. K. will cheer up when he gets started in rehab.

My husband had to have his right leg amputated due to diabetes and when they took him to the hospital gym to start rehab they asked him if he had any particular gym equipment he would like to use. I knew he was on the way to recovering his good humor when he replied," Yes, I've always wanted to try the balance beam."

Mr. K will be OK ,too!

gnumoon said...

Hi-

I've been so out of the blog-loop lately- I've spent time catching up on Mr. Kenju. How scary...I wish you both the best, and a full recovery to him, soon.

I'm thinking of you guys, even if I don't know you personally. :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

You must be deeply deeply exhausted, Judy...Do get some rest, my dear..I hope you will get a good nights sleep tonight...
Can't wait to hear Mr. Kenju's "tales" of the Rehab Roomate...lol!

LOVE that word wabbit...And of coyurse the first thing I though of was rabbit-wabbit...! I bet your feeling wonky, too!

rosemary said...

Yup, hopefully he will be exhausted....it is a job afterall. Please take care of yourself, Judy. Prayers for you each night.

Seamus said...

OMG! Judy! Just getting caught up here! Here's hoping good things come from Mr. Kenju's rehab stay. I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts - HUGS!

mar said...

I guess it is reading time for you...
Sending sunshine and positive thoughts your way.

Claude said...

Judy! Don't forget to take care of yourself, too. THinking of you and Mr Kenju

Granny Annie said...

The best thing about a roommate is their ability to push the call button if danger presents itself and the other patient can't. Maybe the grunter could help Mr. Kenju if the need arose and vice versa. That's about all the encouragement I can offer for semi-priate rooms. Otherwise it's a pretty lousy situation. Yet you guys manage to keep laughing. Good examples for the rest of us.

Beverly said...

Judy, I was sure I left a comment here yesterday. Like all the others, I wish you two the best, and take care of yourself.

wordnerd said...

Yep, I went directly to Mr. Fudd without a second thought!

Glad Mr. Kenju is on the mend. I've been out of the loop for awhile and am just catching up, but it sounds like he is in good hands. You're both still in my prayers!

Shephard said...

Glad to hear things are moving along well, Judy. Sounds like a speedy recovering already.

I had no idea wabbit was a word.
Oh, it's days are numbered. We're all too accustomed to Elmer Fudd.

~S

fred said...

The PT wants to know: therapy for what? I may have missed something--only read about the blood pressure spike. Maybe it's not OT or PT but another therapy?

moon said...

Glad to hear he is now in the rehab now...it's a step towards recovery...Hang in there Judy...although I say that , knowing full well that u will..I think anyone who have come to read your blog regularly know this. Big virtual hugs of encouragement from over there in Canada lol

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Wabbit is a word? I never.

Here's a wish for Big Ernie to give Mr. Kenju a boost toward complete health. (And it's nice to see you keeing chin up, Judy.)

Chancy said...

Judy Be sure you get up and walk around frequently while you are sitting with Mr K. You don't need swelling in your feet or legs.

My best to you both.

Carolyn said...

Oh dear, I didn't realize this about Mr. Kenju! I hope he is doing better now. Grouchy is always a good sign, yes? That BP was really high! Why do men always put off, put off? I can't get Bob to take care of things at the time either. But of course I just had surgery due to putting myself off too, so... (head down in shame).

I hope his roommate doesn't drive him completely insane. Been there, done that, LOL!

You're both in my prayers! ((HUGS))

Star said...

Thinking of you, and your family Judy.