Day 21 – U is for Uliginous

Uliginous

 
(adj) slimy; oozy; swampy; growing in swampy places

 

 
Today’s word is a gross descriptor, but I simply couldn’t ignore the vividness of it. I don’t personally have a lot of experience with swamps, which is probably why this word called out to me. It was something new and different and fun to imagine. I’ve been on a fictional rampage with my thoughts lately and I’m sure I will thoroughly enjoy throwing my characters into a uliginous location sometime soon!

How about you? Do you have some swamp experience? Any memorable swamps that you’ve been too? Let me know in the comments!

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Also, Happy Monday! For some reason my Monday posts just seem to be getting shorter and shorter lately; sorry about that! I’ve been doing a lot of fiction writing and its been kind of hard to tear myself away from it. But we’re on the last week of this crazy challenge and I will not stop now! Yay for willpower! Or feeling obligated to finish public challenges! Woot!

6 thoughts on “Day 21 – U is for Uliginous

  1. Uliginous…

    Awesome word!
    If you hadn’t have written the definition, I don’t think I ever would have connected the word of the day to swamps, slime, and things that grow in swampy places, lol! I will miss this blogging challenge that you decided to take on; it truly has opened my mind up to exploring the vast island that is language again. How’s the fiction writing going? Sounds like fun! Hm…I can’t think of any swamp stories…

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  2. I have a cedar swamp in my ‘back forty’. Once I went through the cedar swamp, heading due south, going from tree-root to tree-root. I ended up on land belonging to my neighbor to the west.
    I never heard of the word uliginous before, and I kind of ‘collect’ big words. My favorite big word is ‘defenestration.’ Which means throwing someone out the window.

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  3. Fabulous word! I’ve only visited one swamp – Black Bayou in Louisiana which is a cypress tree swamp. It was wonderfully mysterious and I imagined it would be the perfect spot for some strange tale.

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  4. You’ve chosen some wonderful words for this challenge! We had a back corner of our property when I was a kid that was pretty uliginous. In the spring/summer it was home to a thriving colony of frogs and in the winter it would freeze over for us to skate on.

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