My sister in Los Angeles is as intrigued with new words as am I. She asked if I knew this word – Conciliabule. No, I didn’t, do you? It is a clandestine meeting of conspirators. So how can I use it in a sentence? “Obviously, the group of women in the coffee shop was a conciliabule. What were they planning, and against whom?” Is that OK although it isn’t one sentence but two?
And today into my inbox popped this from Qantas. That is the Australian National Airline. As an aside, years ago when we were in New York I had to meet my husband at the Qantas office. When I told the cab driver where I wanted to go, he asked if that were one of the newly emerging African airlines. Our friends at Qantas were not amused.
Anyway, back to the inbox
On the twelfth day of Christmas Qantas offered me
Flights to New York from $599 economy one way and
Twelve Big Apples
Eleven junk boats sailing
Ten lions roaring
Nine hibiscuses blooming
Eight roos a jumping
Seven lucky dragons
Six Asian elephants
Five Big Bens chiming
Four koi swimming
And a koala in a gum tree.
1. The Merlion (Malay: Singa-Laut) is a well-known marketing icon of Singapore depicted as a mythical creature with a lion’s head and the body of a fish
2. An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried in many countries of The Americas and in Spain
Have fun whatever you are doing today. I am and enjoying the sunshine here in this most beautiful city.
We had a sunny day in North Carolina, but it wasn’t at all like yours. Snow is still melting from our big storm last week.
We remember Anne, when you are enjoying warm, sunny days we are in gloomy winte. Thanks fir the comment.
I take it you wouldn’t pine for snow.
Thanks for the new word! Your city does look beautiful in the sunshine – enjoy your day! Winter has come for us as it is rainy and in the high 40s. I am happily making salsa and may make mincemeat cookies later.
Yes Jo. We say, you can’t beat Wellington on a good day. Enjoy your salsa and those cookies.
QUANTAS stands for
Queensland and Northern Terriories Air Services; the name was intended to be
Northern Territories and Queensland Air Services, but, someone goofed, when the name was registered with the authories.
Just how would you pronounce NTAQAS?
Thanks for the history lesson. One small point it is QANTAS. no u.