Thomas Edison by the age of nine had read The Penny Encyclopedia, Sears’s History of the World, Hume’s History of England, and Gibbon’s Rome.

Crazy, I know.  But Thomas Edison, while reading these books would not pass a word that he didn’t know without figuring out what the word meant.  I know from college textbooks that if you don’t know a word, you just skip over it (or is that just me?).

In an attempt to catch up to Thomas Edison, I plan on matching his effort and determination by…implementing a new word in each blog post from here on out.

I know what you’re thinking…that I am so smart for thinking of this idea.  Well let me stop you there, because this is actually my brilliant wife’s idea.

Either way, I thought it would be a great way for me to broaden my vocabulary.  This way I can seem smarter to the people I natter with and to the people who read this blog–all 4 of’em–my mom doesn’t even read…  😦  Don’t worry, I’m in counseling about it  🙂

Natterto talk socially without exchanging too much information (according to