Monday, February 13, 2006

The OED Says . . .

[f. SCRIBBLE n. + -DOM.]

The practice of ‘scribbling’.

1887 M. B. BETHAM-EDWARDS Next of Kin Wanted II. xvii. 221 Without any apprenticeship to the sublime art of scribbledom, she could write sweet, unalloyed, rustic English.

Why Scribbledom? Being an English major, of course I have a reason. This is my little kingdom of words. Some of them will be hasty, others will be well considered. I expect very little consistency; it will all depend on what mood I'm in. I expect to hang a few little poems out to dry and whiten in the sun here after I've scrubbed and wrung them. I'll probably go off on a few rants, which will most likely be cathartic for me and amusing for the rest of the world. I might even be able to keep my friends up to date on how I'm doing, though I spend so much time IMing with them that they probably already know my current trials and tribulations as well as I do (I love you guys!). At any rate, we'll see where this goes! But not right now. I have reading to do and errands to run. To be continued . . .

2 comments:

Amy Barr said...

Yay! First comment! =)

Al said...

Hi Laura! I found you! (Well, with help from Eric, who gave me the name.) I like blogs. :) These I can read at work -- even if I shouldn't. :)