Sinclair. If I have to give my name for something I say Sinclair. You know, the green dino fella from the gas station company? It could be a she. I just like saying it. Oh. And lately, Get Down "CLOWN "is working when my dogs get up on the sofa.
Squamous cells are flat epithelial cells, in contrast to cuboid epithelial cells which are square or columnar epithelial cells which are rectangular. Squamous cells are found in a variety of different parts of the body including the mouth, the lips, and the cervix.
It really is the only time I’ve heard the word and it’s always been with cancer in one of my cat’s mouths. And doing whatever possible to help them through it as painlessly as possible, watching the tumor getting bigger and bigger and eating becomes harder and harder, no matter how many hoops I jump through to make the food easy to eat, then knowing the right time to say goodbye, well, it’s just not ever going to be a favorite word of mine.
@lisaviolet - I am terribly sorry to hear about your cats, having lost a few myself although never to cancer. Does more than one have the same condition? That seems strange to me.
Not to get lost in this but it’s not the cancer that’s squamous it’s a descriptor of the type of cell, really a rather important one but sensitive to UV light. However I must say I understand your feelings about word association - I sometimes feel that way about the word prostate…
@aetris We’ve had over sixty cat in thirty years. I think maybe three had this type of cancer. This is Katie, the last kitty who had it.
My husband is going in for his checkup next week, PSA test needs to be done. He went through twenty weeks (five days a week) of radiation therapy for cancer at the beginning of the year. His last test (July) was damned good (1.4), best since it was first taken when he was applying for new insurance seven or eight years ago. Hoping it’s even lower this time. October 2017, it was 8.2.
@ruouttaurmind - Really, you were in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch? Say, what’s the geschwindigkeitsbegrenzung in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch?
Background - I work in IT, so you design things to be “system agnostic”, which means it does not depend on a specific thing. Not the religious definition. But I always enjoy the slightly spaced stares as people remember that words have multiple meanings.
If by favorite, you mean one I say constantly, I sadly have to say awesome and cool. Yes I’m that lame. But I love many other words, just don’t say them quite as often: discombobulated, namaste, forfend, the aforementioned cattywampus, just to name a few. A coworker and I spent a very pleasant half hour or so yelling words we thought were fun to say over our cubicle wall, like namaste and Islamabad. Good times!
Oh and apparently my first husband thought my favorite word was something else. He once told me that in order to encourage… adult happy time, he was going to get a sign printed up and hung over the bed that said SALE!! because that word seemed to get my attention…lol…he was a jerk but he definitely made me laugh.
@msklzannie You know, I knew that. I did a phonetic search for it to confirm, and the first thing that came up was the way I had spelled it phonetically (“oomlat”), so I figured that must be the actual spelling and went with that instead.
I just did the same search, and lo and behold, if I actuality clicked the “oomlat” link, it went to the correct spelling. So that’s what I get…
v separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument
v come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation
**English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary. ** James Nicoll
There are just too many wonderful words to try and pick a single one. The sheer vastness of all that words may describe, underly, encompass, and the surety that in the vast macrocosmic all, there is nothing that cannot at some point be described by elegant words or even snarky slang… how is one to choose?
On seeing a new wonder in the world:
“There are no words…”
“Well, it looks like a zymolosely polydactile tongue with a statuesque growth on its tip to me…”