Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Word

I have a confession to make. Today, I heard the word "ambivalence" on the radio, and I realized that I didn't really know what it meant. I always thought that it meant "Not caring one way or the other." I got curious, because it didn't seem to fit the sentence I heard it in (it didn't fit the context). So, I did what any good school teacher would do when she doesn't know what a word means. I looked it up. And here's what I found:

ambivalence (n): simultaneous attraction and repulsion.

So there you have it. And now the conversation made sense :)



  1. when i don't know the meaning of a word...i try to find an old indian to tell me what it means. sometimes that is easier than finding a dictionary...

  2. HAHAHAHA, yeah, that's probably true, isn't it? I guess I can just never find a old indian around-all the ones I see are young. Hmm..I wonder if that matters?

  3. THEY probably know where to find and old Indian! You could ask them and they could ask the old one...hummmmm.

    wv: ilymanu (i love you man you!)

  4. Use it in a sentence...

  5. Just for you, Rene':

    I feel ambivalent about having children; on the one hand, kids are great. On the other hand, they are a huge commitment, and I'm not sure that I'm ready for that.

    :) Like it?