Tuesday Reindeer Game

It's the AF&O Reindeer Game, and everybody is welcome to play! Time for today’s round of the game, delayed as it is due to Typepad foo. Check out the Dictionary.com Word of the Day at right and share your own sentence using the word. Join the fun and play! And feel free to comment on other sentences.

OK, today’s word:


As usual, I’ll go first:

Call me a serious aficionada of Hugh Jackman, the Grateful Dead, gingerbread, and peace.

Show us what you can do. Take a go!

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4 thoughts on “Tuesday Reindeer Game

  1. The word comes from the Spanish verb aficionar; its noun form, aficionado (which means “fervent fan”), comes in masculine and feminine forms. I have seen it used both ways in English. Using “aficionado” for a woman, however, is not incorrect in English, though it would be en Español.

    Kind of like the Italian bravo and bravissimo. I imagine Joan Sutherland would have had a cow if someone shouted “bravo!” at her rather than “brava!” — even if she had been singing in English.

  2. Who likes to be in the water? Aficionado, answered the swimming southerner with a slight drawl.

    One of my goals in life is to be the officially designated aficionado of the Reindeer Game!

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