Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Word Of The Week

crevé (e)

This is the adjective form of the verb crever, which comes from the latin crepare, to crack. In French, it has several similar meanings. The first is to burst, with the most common usage referring to tires.

Un pneu crevé
is a flat tire.

Crevé can also mean dead, as in something or someone that has just keeled over.

The familiar usage of the adjective is tired, exhausted. Je suis crevé, I'm beat. That's how I feel some days after playing with Callie for what seems like hours, and being waken up at 5 or 6 in the morning by her stirrings. At least there are no 3:00 am feedings to contend with.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry you're so tired, Walt, but she's keeping you young! That's a great photo of her, by the way, at the top of the stairs. The textures and colors are wonderful!

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