Wednesday 20 April 2011

April A to Z blogging challenge Quotidian

This challenge is inspired and initiated by Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out. The objective is to  post every day in April, apart from Sundays, using the alphabet sequentially.

The co-hosts are as follows:-

Jeffrey Beesler at World of the Scribe
Alex J Cavanaugh at Alex J Cavanaugh
Jen Daiker of Unedited
Candace Ganger of The Misadventures in Candyland
Karen J Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain
Talli Roland
Stephen Tremp of Breakthrough Blogs

Quotidian is a wonderful word to roll around the mouth. Before I knew what it meant I imagined it standing tall and proud, chest thrust out, gazing with steely expression into the far distance. I expected it to describe something outstanding. It is a noble word, one to be classed with Quinquereme and Quiescent and Quietude.

How disappointing, then, that it is merely a synonym for commonplace.


  1. I'm still trying to pronounce all those Q words!

    Ellie Garratt

  2. Thanks for telling me this, Janice. I too had a vague understanding of the word that did not reflect its true meaning.

  3. I knew that, but, before I knew it, I thought quotidian meant something magically mathematical. How commonplace it turned out to be.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


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