of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
I am a pluviophile (ploo-vee-oh-file). There, I said it. I say without shame, I love rainy days.
Whenever you see -phile on the end of a word, it means "lover of."
When you see -phobia on the end of a word, it means "fear of." If I were afraid of rainy days, I would be a pluviophobe or suffer from pluviophobia.
The thing about being a pluviophile, however, is it makes me also want to lie in bed all day and read or nap, which makes me also a clinophile, or someone who loves beds and lying in them.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."