Saturday, December 31, 2011

A.Word.A.Day drabble – “weathercock”

A.Word.A.Day drabble – 6/21/10: “weathercock”

A Word A Day by Anu Garg
The French writer and philosopher Albert Camus once said, "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." Can you recognize people like that around you? This week's words will help you describe them.


1. A weathervane, especially one with the figure of a rooster on it.
2. One who changes readily or often.
From weather + cock.
The words weathercock/weathervane are especially suitable for politicians who change according to prevailing winds. Quebec's legislature has gone so far as to impose a ban on their use.

“Black T-shirt, three o’clock. So hot.”

“Agreed. You should go for it.”

“No, he’s talking to that blond guy. What about the guy in the red shirt?”

“Ooh, yeah, spicy.”

“No, now all I can think of is the red-shirts from Star Trek.”

“That’s true.”

“There’s Martin, he’s single.”

“And cute.”

“You called him ‘Martin the Martian’ the last time we were here.”

“Did I?”

“You know, you’re supposed to be helping me pick someone to hit on.”

“I am! I’m being supportive! It’s not my fault you’re such a weathercock.”

“Well, if I’m a weathercock, then you’re a weathercocktease.”

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