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



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 :)