Thursday, June 7, 2007

Word of the Day: Willy-Nilly

wil·ly-nil·ly / Pronunciation[wil-ee-nil-ee] –adverb
1. in a disorganized or unplanned manner; sloppily.
2. whether one wishes to or not; willingly or unwillingly: He'll have to do it willy-nilly. –adjective
3. shilly-shallying; vacillating.
4. disorganized, unplanned; sloppy: willy-nilly work.
[Origin: 1600–10; from the phrase will ye, nill ye.]


Paige'smom said...

Um.. what brought this on :) Are you a willy nilly?

Guess what, we are thinking of planning a trip to NB this fall.. still in early stages...

Paige'smom said...

Is this you??? I just have to know what brought this word on. :)

Anyhow, guess what.. we might be traveling to NB this fall.. it is all still pretty tentative but there is a good chance!


Paige'smom said...

Sorry about the double post... long story :)

Amy said...

Great blog!

I saw your post on the GDT today... I'll be stopping by again, I promise! :)