Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wednesday's learn and earn...


circuitous ~ \ser-KYOO-uh-tus\ adjective


1: having a circular or winding course

2: not being forthright or direct in language or action

EXAMPLES: Jenn came up with the same answer I did, but her method was more circuitous, so I showed her how she could do the problem a lot faster.

"The splashy DeSean Jackson and the serene Jeremy Maclin are the Eagles' starting wide receivers. They could be called the Sod Couple, because both young receivers make big plays. But that's where the similarities really end. Jackson flops and detours along the goal line on his circuitous route to the end zone. Maclin goes straight in for six points, face first and as fast as he can." -- From an article in the Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, New Jersey), December 24, 2010

DID YOU KNOW? If you guessed that "circuitous" is related to "circuit," you're right -- both words come from Latin "circuitus," the past participle of the verb "circumire," meaning "to go around." "Circumire" is derived in turn from Latin "circum," meaning "around," plus "ire," which means “to go.” Other "circum" descendants making the rounds in English include "circumference" ("the perimeter of a circle"), "circumvent" (one meaning of which is "to make a circuit around"), "circumlocution" (the act of "talking around" a subject), and "circumnavigate" ("to go around"). There's also the prefix "circum-," which means "around" or "about," and the familiar word "circumstance," which describes a condition or event that "stands around" another.


March is finally here and in some areas that means spring has sprung and rain has started.  Here is a great way to get out and still have fun even if its raining.  Catch a move on Kellogg's, just send in the completed Official Order Form and five (5) Movie Pass Official Tokens from specially-marked packages.  Check the Kellogg's site for the full list of qualifying products, its quite long and includes Both Kellogg's and Keebler products.  Offer available while supplies last. Limit 3 movie passes per household. Limit one Official Order Form per envelope. One Movie Ticket good for one admission at participating theaters (up to $12.00).  Offer ends May 30, 2011.

I hope you are all having a great week!


1 comment:

  1. Great word! I'm too tired to be clever to play with it.
    Going to repost this on FB People with kids love cereal and Kelloggs and they enjoy movies. Great find!


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