Posted by: Natalie | March 16, 2010

Word of the Day: Distracted

Today I’m full of this word . . .

Distracted

Word Origins:

Comes from the Latin distract! Who knew?! Its Verb stem was distrahere made from two words; dis meaning ‘apart’ and trahere meaning ‘to pull’. So, to be distracted actually, in its original use means ‘to be pulled apart’. Not quite what’s going on today, rest assured I am still in one piece, but my plans for the day thus far have successfully managed to fall by the way side.

Urban Dictionary Definition:

  1. When you are in class and the girl in front of you is wearing a thong (depending on your orientation, obviously)
  2. To be thinking about the boy or girl who you fancy so much, that you cannot really concentrate on anything else.
  3. One of the few acceptable reasons for flaking on a friend.
  4. being stoned; a way to describe being stoned to people that may not approve of marijuana use.

Nat’s Definition:

  • Looking at pictures of Vegas on Google instead of writing.
  • Being so excited by my summer holiday that I simply cannot concentrate.
  • Finding countless chores to do in order to avoid something difficult.
  • The Gilmore Girls.
  • Facebook.
  • Hotmail.
  • This Blog.
  • Blog searches.
  • This list.
  • The sunshine!
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