Word of the Week

Brodeo: (brōdē•ō) noun. 1. Driving in tight circles with a vehicle (ATV), often causing the back wheels to slide out and around. See also: whipping cookies, shitties, doughnuts

 

 

 


Side note: Students have been doing this frequently on the road outside my living room view.

 

 

 

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Word of the Week

Rack: (rak) noun. 1. A case of pop.

 

 

 


Side note: I often think of rack as a word that should pertain to something alcoholic, like a flight, when not pertaining to deer. (Or the stories I’ve heard about ‘running the rack’…), so when my students say something about someone buying them a rack, I always need to pause and remind myself of where I am.

 

 


Side note: I thought someone was teasing me because I was from Minnesota and we say ‘pop’, by offering me a pop…so I said “Sure, I’ll take a soda”…to later realize that in Alaska, they do indeed use ‘pop’. Home Sweet Home.

 

 

 

Word of the Week

Saudade: (saow•da•gee) noun. Untranslatable Portuguese word conveying nostalgia and longing for anyone, anywhere, or anything that is far away, unobtainable, or a part of a past.

saudade

 


Side note: This is more of a feeling, and the feeling went unrecognized until I had the word saudade to put with it. THANK YOU PORTUGUESE. (Also, obviously, the pronunciation is Brazilian…because…Brazil has my heart.)

Extra side note: This is probably my favorite word that I’ve ever learned…except for maybe 60 in French. soixante. mmmmmm yes.

 

 

 

Word of the Week

Pop: (pop) noun. 1. A sugary sweet carbonated beverage, soft drink. Also known as soda, coke.

 

 


Side note: I thought someone was teasing me because I was from Minnesota and we say ‘pop’, by offering me a pop…so I said “Sure, I’ll take a soda”…to later realize that in Alaska, they do indeed use ‘pop’. Home Sweet Home.

 

 

 

Word of the Week

Chuckerator: (chuk•ə•rādər) noun. 1. When it is so cold outside that your cunnychuck can serve as a refrigerator or freezer.

 

 


Side Note: Chuckerator is just a word used by some of my coworkers, but it often results in slushy or frozen pop and can be a good place to keep extra freezer items…if you keep an eye on the temps.