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Monday, July 2, 2018

The Laurenism

The Laurenism. What a strange word, huh?

The "Laurenism" derived from years back, when my daughter, Lauren, was still a toddler believe it or not. My son, Chad, was born first, however, the term "Laurenism" came before "Chadism".

She could come up with the smartest little sayings, the funniest puns, and the most perplexing questions I have ever heard! Thus, the Laurenism was born!

She quickly moved on to using words and phrases that were above my understanding and knowledge!  

Well, now at 14 years old, she still has this same ability to use words that will make your head spin! And her theories, vocabulary, and probing questions would even excite Einstein!

So, it is only fitting that to celebrate her 14th birthday, I should stretch my vocabulary a bit (and maybe yours?) and describe some of the reasons that I love her so much!

So, with a great Thesaurus in hand, here are 14 majestic traits that describe my beautiful Lauren to a "T"! And just a few of the many reasons I adore her, so!

  1. Flamboyant! Synonyms: splashy, glamorous, bombastic, colorful, brilliant, dazzling, flashy, ornate, gaudy, swank, camp, flaming, chichi, rich, baroque, rococo, dashing, elaborate, exciting, flaky, florid, jazzy, luscious, luxuriant, ostentatious, pretentious, resplendent, showy, sporty, swashbuckling, gassy, peacockish
  2. Veracious! Synonyms: accurate, credible, dependable, direct, ethical, factual, faithful, frank, genuine, honest, just, kosher, on the level, open, reliable, right, righteous, straightforward, strict, true-blue, trustworthy, truthful, up front, valid, legit, veridical, high-principled, like it is, on the line, on the up and up, straight-arrow, undeceptive
  3. Avantegarde! Synonyms: ingenious, new, inventive, original, contemporary, avant-garde, newfangled, state-of-the-art, innovatory, breaking new ground, cutting-edge, deviceful, innovational, just out, leading-edge, originative
  4. Transcendent! Synonyms: fantastic, abstract, otherworldly, supernatural, ultimate, sublime, absolute, accomplished, boundless, consummate, entire, eternal, finished, hypothetical, ideal, incomparable, infinite, innate, intact, intellectual, intuitive, matchless, obscure, original, peerless, perfect, primordial, superior, supreme, theoretical, towering, transcendental, unique, unparalleled, whole, beyond grasp, exceeding, pre-eminent, surpassing, transcending, transmundane, unequalable, unequalled, unrivalled
  5. Fantastical! Synonyms: weird, bizarre, outlandish, fantastic, wondrous, absurd, amazing, astonishing, astounding, awesome, breathtaking, crazy, divine, extraordinary, fabulous, far-fetched, glorious, incredible, mad, out of this world, prodigious, remarkable, ridiculous, sensational, spectacular, splendid, strange, stupendous, superb, terrific, unbelievable, wild, wonderful 
  6. Commiserative! Synonyms: compassionate, condolatory, empathetic, empathic, sympathetic, sympathizing 
  7. Impassioned! Synonyms: sentimental, rousing, intense, fierce, fiery, heated, ardent, passionate, fervent, stirring, animated, blazing, burning, deep, fervid, flaming, furious, glowing, inflamed, inspired, melodramatic, moving, mushy, powerful, profound, red-hot, romantic, starry-eyed, torrid, violent, vivid, warm, zealous, fired up, hot-blooded, perfervid, overemotional, steamed up, white-hot, wild about, worked up 

  8. Poetical! Synonyms: dramatic, elegiac, epic, idyllic, imaginative, lyric, lyrical, melodious, metrical, rhythmical, romantic, tuneful, anapestic, dactylic, epical, epodic, iambic, odic, songlike 
  9. Percipient! Synonyms: brilliant, sophisticated, perceptive, intelligent, insightful, wise, intended, expert, deliberate, discerning, sage, slick, qualified, awake, crack, quick, sharp, smart, cool, alive, apprehensive, astute, brainy, bright, canny, clever, cognizant, competent, conscious, conversant, intentional, judicious, knowledgeable, observant, quick-witted, sagacious, sensible, sentient, skillful, vigilant, watchful, well-informed, worldly, worldly-wise, percipient, sophic, tuned-in, with-it, witting 
  10. Gnostic! Synonyms: knowing, penetrating, wise, intuitive, incisive, observant, knowledgeable, discerning, discreet, astute, insightful, acute, awake, aware, brainy, conscious, judicious, keen, perspicacious, quick, rational, responsive, sagacious, sage, savvy, sharp, ear to the ground, gnostic, insighted, penetrative, percipient, sophic, tuned in, wise to, knows what's what 
  11. Stalwart! Synonymstenacious, intrepid, vigorous, fearless, redoubtable, indomitable, dependable, stout, staunch, brave, tough, daring, solid, steamroller, bound, husky, bold, athletic, bound and determined, brawny, courageous, dauntless, forceful, gutsy, hefty, lusty, muscular, nervy, robust, rugged, sinewy, spunky, stouthearted, strapping, sturdy, substantial, unafraid, undaunted, valorous, powerhouse, brick-wall, dead set on, hanging tough 
  12. Exhilarant! Synonyms: bracing, electric, energizing, exciting, inspiring, invigorating, refreshing, reinvigorating, renewing, restorative, roborant, rousing, stimulating, stirring, thrilling, tonic, exhilarative, exhilaratory, stimulative, uplifting 
  13. Adroit! Synonyms: proficient, nimble, skillful, masterful, deft, artful, adept, apt, clean, clever, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, dexterous, expert, foxy, good, handy, ingenious, neat, nifty, on the ball, quick-witted, savvy, sharp, slick, smart, whiz, wizard, up, hot tamale, on the beam, quick on the trigger, quick on the uptake, up to speed 
  14. And lastly, simply because Lauren is Lauren and I love her just as she is! 
There you have it, the history of the "Laurenism".

I hope I have helped expand your vocabulary a little. I know mine grows every day as Lauren grows!

Take time out of the busy days and see what amazing things your child can teach you! For if we stop learning we shall stop growing! 

Happy Birthday, my Lauren! I love you dearly and I'm so thankful for each and every lesson you have taught me. I can't wait to learn more!

If you would like to learn more about Lauren and her daily struggles with Anxiety, Tourettes, and Asperger's, visit the blog titled Perceptions!

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Until next time!


  1. I love this! My oldest child is almost 8 and I find writing these posts every year gets harder and harder as they get older and harder to articulate. perhaps I should expand my vocabulary with some Laurenisms :)

    1. Haha, absolutely, Amanda! Yes, they are most definitely getting harder to write as our kids grow. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.



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