Making Amends


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I have a wonderful word for you, ma'am.

Not about pizza dough (although coyotes have equally share-worthy crust recipes) nor about g-spots, nor bustards (hah), nor taxi sharks, but beautifully apt nevertheless: Velleity.

The official definition in the Oxford Big Word Thingy (Canine Edition) is okay -- something along the lines of "a low degree of volition not conducive to action" or "a slight wish".

But my Uncle Harry Coyote, a font of wisdom in all things, defines it at its simple best as "a thing we pretend to intend to do". It naturally goes without saying that I embrace countless velleities, with enthusiasm. Or would, if I ever got around to it.

Posted by coyote (not verified) on Sat, 03/08/2008 - 09:32

I *love* that word! Thanks so much for sharing. Feel free to share the pizza crust too, though.

Posted by megan on Sat, 03/08/2008 - 15:33