Chatting with my brother today.
At one point I was talking about my passion in life. He mentioned that the word “passion” is so passe.
So I said maybe we could coin a new word! Strong emotions come from the gut so I said we could be “gutrified”. Didn’t work for him.
Being the teacher of biblical Greek that he is, he mentioned the word “splanchna”. Since he lived in Germany for a number of years he added a bit of a German twist – which meant I didn’t understand him at all. Mixing languages makes for strange syllabic bedfellows.
Having straightened that out, we went onwards.
If we are looking for that intense desire, that deep passion, then a combination of “strength” and “splanchna” was in order.
So, the new word for the day is SPLANGTH.
I have a splangth for writing. I have a splangth for ice cream.
And so this warm day finishes with splangth!!