Friday, April 27, 2012

Things I Find Fascinating: Words You Can Make Using Letters From The Name "Mitt Romney"

If you're looking for a political rant, you're not going to find one here. Depending on your political leanings, you may find that some of the words I've come up with using the letters of Mitt Romney's name could be used to describe him or at least your opinion of him. If that's the case, it's unintentional. My purpose today (and tomorrow when I make words from the letters of Barack Obama's name) is not to build up or tear down the character of the man, but simply to build interesting words using letters from his name. No hidden agendas, just mindless word games. That being said, enjoy...

1)  ENORMITY:  (1) Outrageous or heinous character; atrociousness. (2) Greatness of size, scope, extent, or influence; immensity.

2)  METONYM:  A figure of speech that consists of the use of the name of one object or concept for that of another to which it is related, or of which it is a part.  (Examples: Using "scepter" for "sovereignty," "the bottle" for "strong drink," or "count heads" for "count people.")

"Washington is badly broken. I think we recognize that.
Washington has not dealt with the problems
that we have in this nation." ~ Mitt Romney

Here Romney is using "Washington" as a metonym not to indicate that the city itself is actually broken and in need of repair, but rather that the United States government system (which is, of course, seated in its capital, Washington, D.C.) is broken.

3)  OMITTER:  One who leaves out, or fails to include or mention something.

4)  TORMENT:  (1)  A state of great bodily or mental suffering; agony; misery.  (2) Something that causes great bodily or mental pain or suffering.  (3) A source of much trouble, worry, or annoyance.

5)  ENMITY:  A feeling or condition of hostility; hatred; ill will; animosity; antagonism.

6)  MEMOIR:  (1) A record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation.  (2) An account of one's personal life and experiences; autobiography.  (3) A biography or biographical sketch.

7)  MERINO:  (1) One of a breed of sheep, raised originally in Spain, valued for their fine wool.  (2) Wool from such sheep.  (3)  A yarn or fabric made from this wool.

(On a related note, the word ROMNEY is defined as: "One of an English breed of hardy sheep, having coarse, long wool.")

Merino Wool
Romney Wool

8)  OTTER:  Any of several aquatic, fur-bearing, weasel-like mammals of the genus Lutra and related genera, having webbed feet and a long, slightly flattened tail.

Butch Otter (left) with Mitt Romney (right)

9)  MIMER:  An actor who specializes in the art or technique of portraying a character, mood, idea, or narration by gestures and bodily movements.

10)  MONEY:  (1) Any circulating medium of exchange, including coins, paper money, and demand deposits.  (2) Gold, silver, or other metal in pieces of convenient form stamped by public authority and issued as a medium of exchange and measure of value.  (3)  Any article or substance used as a medium of exchange, measure of wealth, or means of payment, as checks on demand deposit or cowrie.

11)  OMEN:  Anything perceived or happening that is believed to portend a good or evil event or circumstance in the future; portent.

12)  YETI:  A legendary large, hairy, humanoid creature said to inhabit the Himalayas; another term for the Abominable Snowman.



*All definitions courtesy of .

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