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The Blogging From A to Z April Challenge: M is for Megrim

Saturday, 14 April 2012

My posts in the The Blogging From A to Z April Challenge are all about interesting words. Words that are weird, intriguing, poetic or just plain cool.



M is for Megrim

A "megrim" is an archaic term for a migraine: bad headaches that are often associated with nausea and disturbed vision. I think I like the word because it sounds like it's a mythical creature: some sort of demonic being that lurks in the shadows and inflicts pain and suffering. Beware the Megrim! And, yes, I do suffer from migraines myself ...

Oh, and it's also a sort of fish.



Archaeopteryx Blunderbuss Chthonic Dreadnought Entropy Fulgurite Gargantua Humbucking Ichthyic Juggernaut Kappa Labyrinthine Megrim

16 comments:

  1. I like interesting words too. Wonder why we stop using some of them.

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  2. Rebecka - Fashion, I suppose. I suppose megrim evolved into migraine? Thanks for dropping by.

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  3. that is an interesting word; I may have to use it. thanks :)

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  4. mshatch - I have used it myself more than once!

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  5. Ohhhhhhh....I really like that word. It could fit perfectly into the story I'm currently outling! Tanks!! :)

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  6. DL - No problem! Hope it helps in some small way ...

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  7. Ha! I love the demonic being thing...so very true and also appropriate. Migraines are so horrible and I get a good many of them. Great word today.

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  8. Tracy - They are and I sympathise. Truly I sympathise ...

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  9. Very cool sounding word. It sounds medieval, or like the name of a metal band.

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  10. Michael - Yes, it would make a good band name.

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  11. Interesting word.I like your theme for the challenge.

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  12. I totally would have guessed it was a mythical creature! Or some scientific phenomenon, like "the shuttle was thrown off course when it was sucked into a fourth dimension megrim."

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  13. Nicile - LOL. Maybe it should be.

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  14. I'll have to use "megrim" at the next opportunity. It's an interesting word!

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