March 31, 2008

Makes You Go Ahhh

when you ruminate, that means you are reflecting or contemplating ... in other words you are thinking something over and over in your head ...
but did you ever wonder where that word comes from ...

Cattle belong to a class of animals known as ruminants. Ruminants are cloven hooved animals that have four compartments to their stomach (one of which is the rumen) and chew their cud.

so when a cow ruminates ... it is chewing the cud ... in other words chewing what has already been chewed in order to further digest it ...

5 comments:

Prudence said...

Aaahh, so it's different from "reflect" in the sense that the thoughts are partially reflected upon :p

Interesting indeed. I have a passion for words and I love reading the dictionary ;)

Jundi said...

you love reading the dictionary?
o_0

Prudence said...

Yes I do, I open it to check a word and I start reading every word above and below the word i'm looking for..freak??

You're tagged btw :D

Jundi said...

mmm .. curious freak :p

no im j/k .. you're too pretty to be labeled a freak .. you're just a nerd :D

Prudence said...

Why thank you..i guess o_O

:p