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The Misadventures of Messie Jessie

Word of the Day October 26, 2008

Filed under: Word of the Day — Messie Jessie @ 9:48 pm
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Ablution:

-The cleansing with water or other liquid, esp. as a religious ritual

-The act of washing oneself (often used for humorously formal effect)

 

How I encountered this word:

While working off a hangover at another’s home, I was talking about feeling like I needed a shower. I was invited to shower at my host’s, but I said that I would rather do so at my own house. I specified that I have all my toiletries that I use there, and my showering is somewhat ritualistic. My host responded, “So you prefer your ablution at your place, then.”

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