Sunday, June 27, 2010

Work of the Day-"Stalk"

Main Entry: stalk

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bestealcian; akin to Old English stelan to steal — more at STEAL

Date: 14th century

intransitive verb 1 : to pursue quarry or prey stealthily
2 : to walk stiffly or haughtily

transitive verb 1 : to pursue by stalking
2 : to go through (an area) in search of prey or quarry
3 : to pursue obsessively and to the point of harassment
— stalk•er noun

Used in a sentence: "Hubby was so distraught over missing the ice cream man's weekly visit to our neighborhood Thursday that he drove to nearby subdivisions stalking the little white truck with the loud music."

PS: Someone is now pouting over the fact he will have to wait a full week before being able to buy a certain chocolate bar.


J.G. said...

Ah, so I'm not the only grown-up who dashes into the street when I hear the music. Good to know.

oreneta said...

oooh, summertime and the icecream truck! how lovely is THAT!

Jan n Jer said...

LOL...when you hear the jingle ringing of the Ice Cream know its summer! I feel his pain of missing it!