Welcome to the resurrection of Words of the Week! These are now every Sunday at 5pm Central, but everything else about them is just the same. The words are special for the person somehow, and we hope you can learn something new and interesting by these!
Diane’s word for the week is ailurophilia, which means, according to Dictionary.com, “a liking for cats, as by cat fanciers.” The hunt for Steve led her to have a bad case of kitten fever, and even though she and Zach now have a kitten, she still feels the need for more kittens in her life. This is likely due to the fact that she’s been researching about fostering neonatal kittens.
I’ll proudly be called a “crazy cat lady,” but only because people don’t know the word ailurophilia.
Jasmine’s word for the week is desiderium, which means, according to Merriam-Webster, “an ardent desire or longing.” Even though she isn’t lonely anymore, Jasmine does miss being able to prance around her territory without her younger—but bigger—brother attempting to initiate play. It’s led to her to play a nearly never-ending game of the floor is lava.
Desiderium might be a little strong, but I certainly do miss having the floor to myself.
Steve’s word for the week is trouvaille, which means, according to Merriam-Webster, “a lucky find.” He was certainly a lucky find for Zach and Diane, and he thinks of this new home as such, too. Steve has made himself quite comfortable in his new home, right down to having a favorite pad to sleep on.
Shouldn’t being a trouvaille mean I can get a corn dog? Or at least some of their pizza?