Monday, April 10, 2006

Word of the Day #8: bacchanalia

Main Entry: bac·cha·na·lia
Pronunciation: "ba-k&-'nAl-y&, 'bä-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural bacchanalia
Etymology: Latin, from Bacchus
1 plural, capitalized : a Roman festival of Bacchus celebrated with dancing, song, and revelry
2 : ORGY 2, 3

Context, from one of my meeting planning magazines regarding conferences at all-inclussive resorts: "...acceptance by corporate groups has presented problems because the idea of taking employees to an all-inclusive resort sounds like one big excercise in bacchanalia."

Sounds good to me. LOL

~Heidi

2 comments:

Veronica in Aus said...

LOL! Glad you put it in context.

Emmy said...

hmmmm works for me *lol* Prolly what my big girl business trip to CA will entail :)