Apropos describes the above Matatu we saw careening through the streets of Nairobi. Many of the cars are named here and as I mentioned earlier many of the names seem completely random but this epithet seemed just right. It had; in fact, been a few scuffs as evident from the many nicks, scratches and the bashed in front end. Makes me feel so safe!

As an aside I love using words like apropos and epithet, makes me feel smarter than I am, like a more perspicacious version of myself. I could have a colossal colloquy on the many expressions I long to use in mundane convo’s to demonstrate my superlative erudition. I realize most of this post is superfluous and nonsensical but humor me I have no trash TV to watch and I finished the only 2 books I have with me.
I dare you to use flabbergasted at least once tomorrow…just for fun…report back!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Please use the word “bamboozled” in a sentence tomorrow. As in “I was bamboozled when I paid 60 ksh for milk, when it is in fact only 35.”

  2. Anonymous says:

    Dude! I’ll use the word “flabbergasted” now with Joe to talk about Gavin’s poopy diapers! How apropos.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Actually, that is perfect Meghan as I was bamboozled when I paid 50 ksh for ice cream at the park & then found out locals only pay 10 ksh!! I am a stupid Mzunga!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I came across your blog because one of the entries was posted on another site … I am enjoying your stories and am planning to share some of your adventures at Taco Tuesday youth group tonight. Thanks for sharing your life!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I use flabbergasted daily… of course I also talk like I'm out of the 1950s as my co-workers point out with such catch phrases as coffee clatch, geewilikers, oops-a-daisy, dagnabit,and many more. PS – when I overpaid I always consoled myself thinking some family got a Christmas bonus early & I was bamboozled many a time.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Rox, this post is very sesquipedalian. Definition is below (gotta love word of the day!)sesquipedalian \ses-kwuh-puh-DAYL-yuhn\, adjective:1. Given to or characterized by the use of long words.2. Long and ponderous; having many syllables.