What do I do in that time you ask?
Sometimes I do some grocery shopping or run other errands. Other times I stay late at work. Lately I have been so eager to get out of the office and too lazy to shop, so I picked up a couple of variety puzzle books and keep one in each car just to make sure there is always one available for "the wait".
The other day I was doing some cryptograms. I love the crypto-families where they give you a category and list like ten words below it. Love them!
Category was "Fly Away" and the example they give you is "zeppelin". So I get that it's going to be things that fly, but I'm confused as to why "airplane" wasn't on the list, but that's irrelevant. I got "balloon" first, the double letters were a dead give away. Then I proceeded to complete the rest of the words. I had no idea what "dirigible" was, in fact I completed the word using letters from other words and was absolutely convinced I had misspelled it. I kept checking and rechecking, to no avail. It was spelled correctly. What the heck is a "dirigible"? Why didn't they just have "airplane"?
It's 6:00 and Brad is off work, I get over it, put my book away, and we head home.
The following morning I'm driving to work and listening to the radio. The guys were talking about a spelling bee and I wasn't paying attention. Then I hear the kid spell "dirigible". Really? I'm 30 years old and I've never heard the word before, now twice in 24 hours and once coming from a 6 year old? Are you kidding me?
Still not convinced dirigible is something that flew rather than an adjective, I had to Google it. And sure enough:
Dirigible [dir-i-juh-buhl] n. an airship (thank you dictionary.com)