Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Art of Spruiking

I seem to be perpetually tired and out-of-it this week, and not for any fun reasons -- I've been living a relatively clean life, getting a decent amount of sleep, and all that crap. Apparently my body just thrives on alcohol, and I'm starving it.

Today an Australian friend used the word "spruiking" in a note to me, and it thoroughly befuddled me... "spruiking"? Had he started hitting the wrong keys? Burst a blood vessel as he was typing? I asked for clarification, and lo and behold, he meant "spruiking." It's an actual Australian term. So I've learned a new word today. And perhaps my next career.

It ain't much, but it's all I've got. We're approaching a three-day weekend. Well, I dunno if you are, but I am. That will hopefully provide a little spark.

2 comments:

Nanuk of the North said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again and again and again. We have much to learn from these Australians.

gsdgsd13 said...

How to spruik, for instance.