By Donna Ambler on 29 April 2013
The Macquarie Dictionary lists six meanings for the verb reject, all of which help to add to the harshness of the feelings associated with rejection. The definitions are:
- To refuse to have, take, recognise, etc
- To refuse to grant
- To refuse to accepe; rebuff
- To throw away, discard or refuse as useless or unsatisfactory
- To cast out or eject; vomit
- To case out or off.
Perhaps a little more simple is Dictionary.com's meaning: to dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one's taste. At least this seems to provide a justification.
By Donna Ambler on 22 April 2013
School holidays and we've been camping again. It's probably the last trip for a while - until the weather warms up at least. Jack Frost paints a lovely sheen over picnic tables in cooler weather, but I'm happy to be at home tucked in my warm bed when that happens.
Having nothing to do with the fact that gay marriage has recently been supported in New Zealand, the verb to camp in this sense is defined on Dictionary.com as to "live for a time in a camp, tent, or camper, as when on vacation". It's a relatively simply, home away from home where you have very little to be concerned about, apart from what to do next relax and what we'll eat next.