05 March 2009


I think the reason the 36 hour ride bicyclists on the Mall are there is because they have a yen to be ogled in their tight, little bike outfits.

v. tr.
  1. To stare at.
  2. To stare at impertinently, flirtatiously, or amorously.
v. intr.
To stare in an impertinent, flirtatious, or amorous manner.
n. An impertinent, flirtatious, or amorous stare.

[Perhaps from Low German oghelen, oegeln, frequentative of oegen, to eye, from oghe, oge, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
o'gler n.

Bonus definition:
Yen-n. A strong desire or inclination; a yearning or craving.
intr.v. yenned, yen·ning, yens
To have a strong desire or inclination; yearn.

[Chinese (Cantonese) uên, hope, wish, equivalent to Chinese (Mandarin) yuàn.]

For two days now I have ridden my bicycle through the Mall on campus and seen these super-fit guys riding their cycles with their back wheels in the stand that allows them to do a stationary ride trying to figure out what they are doing there and, of course, noticing their fitness. This morning noticing that I was noticing their fitness, I figured that they should be my inspiration for the word of the day? week?

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