That there up above is my word for the day. Doesn’t it sound lovely? I have a plan for this word. Truly. I just need a magical wand to complete the plan. I was thinking, wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to shout out “Delenda!” with wand pointed in the air to watch that horrible, very disagreeable, no good sentence (maybe just a single word) disappear from a manuscript that hasn’t outgrown the work- in-progress stages yet?
I’m betting it’s a whole lot more fun than hitting the delete button on the keyboard. Where’s the flare in that? So what is delenda? It makes me think of two words: delete, and delight (all this because the “enda” portion of the word reminds me of the word Splenda which makes me think of REAL sugar which is, as we all know, a delight to eat)…as in “What a delight to delete you!” but that’s just my version. 🙂
Anyhoo! Here is the original definition:
Delenda: that which needs to be deleted, something that has been deleted.
Delenda, delenda, delenda! Me gusto delenda! 🙂
I’m in love with it. Don’t be surprised if it pops up every now and then!