Wednesday, April 24, 2013

AtoZ Blogging Challenge--Spotlight on U

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out


We're coming into the home stretch on the A-Z Blogging Challenge. U is the 21st letter in our alphabet, so we only 5 more posts before we can fall across the finish line and pat ourselves on the back. 

I had a hard time picking a word for today, but I finally decided on one that I'd never heard before. And here I pride myself on knowing a lot of words. 

*Take Smug Expression from Linguistic Face.*





Have you ever heard of uranoscopy? Maybe some astronomers or star gazers have this in their vocabulary, but not me. However, if you've ever done any star-watching, you've participated in uranoscopy.

I've got to see what others of you have posted on your U Word Day. Anyone use uranoscopy?





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34 comments:

  1. That's a new word to me!
    Uranus has been a popular choice today. Yes, the word makes me chuckle!

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    1. I figured some AtoZers would go for Uranus and maybe a bit of ribald humor.

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  2. well as long as uranoscopy isn't done on my body LOL :ppp

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    1. I know. There are so many "scopy" procedures these days that when I stumbled on this one I held my breath before reading the definition!

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  3. This is a new word for me - in spite of my interest in the stars!

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    1. I'm waiting for the astronomers among us to weigh in. I'm sure they know it.

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  4. Never heard of it! I have to admit I had the same thought as Dezmond when I first read the word LOL.

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  5. Not seen anyone else use it. And I'm sure you're glad there's only 5 more days left.

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  6. That's the sort of word I would have adopted in junior high and giggled every time I used it. I had a (misguided)love for words from a young age...

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  7. Never heard of uranoscopy. It's a funny word, but it sounds like such fun, too!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. One thing about the AtoZ it stretches your knowledge base. You have to go out and find words or facts you'd never thought existed.

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  8. I've never heard of that word, but I'm learning all sorts of cool things this month :)

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  9. I'm looking forward to going back to my two a week blog post schedule. Been a long month.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  10. hee hee it sounds like a painful medical exam. Never heard of it til today. Thx Lee!

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  11. No, and can't say I've ever heard the word before.

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  12. Can't say I have heard of or used that word, though apparently I do it! Crazy - it does sound like a medical exam!! :)

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  13. This is a new word to me. Love those pics!

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  14. New word for me as well, but with those pictures, it gives me the idea of something very quiet and calm, =)

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  15. Kind of sounds like a medical procedure to me... :)

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  16. Interesting word. Sounds like examining Uranus... *groan* :)

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  17. New word for me, too! If you hadn't provided the definition, I would have thought it was some sort of medical procedure - LOL.

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  18. LOL! I think I'll leave that word alone. It sounds like it'd be in the same vicinity as a colonoscopy.

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  19. I've done a lot of that without knowing there was another word for it. Will be starting up another season of it here in a few weeks. According to my crit partners, I love the word undulations a lot. It is a great word. Isn't it?

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  20. Check out this word: ululation
    Not sure if you know it?

    Writer In Transit

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  21. LOL, I'm familiar with the last 2 syllables of that word, otherwise brand new to me too.

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  22. Pretty graphics. I enjoy stargazing.

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  23. Yikes! It's just star gazing? uranoscopy sounds painful...

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  24. Great word, especially when I thought it would be universe! I'm adding uranoscopy to my list of new words because, well, because it's a new word to me:)

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  25. Hi Lee .. I saw Mary Pax had turned up .. she knows what uranoscopy is .. as she does it all the time - but didn't know the word.

    These scientists .. really! Cheers to you both .. Hilary

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  26. I have never heard this one before! It sounds like a silly word- but I like its meaning. :)
    ~Jess

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