I’ve been holding off commenting on last weekend’s Texas Eggfest. I wanted to use the best English word or word combination to describe the event. So to make sure I selected the right words I went to my handy Roget’s Thesaurus. I started out thinking “FANTASTIC” was the best choice, but maybe not. According to Roget, the optional words were:[p] Fantastic, adj. bizarre, grotesque, imaginative, fanciful;
extravagant, irrational, absurd, See IMAGINATION, ABSURDITY.[p]Obviously, some of those options were totally out of the question, and the others were not Eggxctly what I was looking for, so I continued looking.[p] Wonderful, adj. miraculous, marvelous, amazing, astounding.
Colloq., great, swell, dandy, colossal, terrific. See WONDER.[p]I seemed to be getting close. [p] WONDER … I won’t list all of them here because there are a lot
of associated Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs and
Interjections. Actually, many of them fit quite nicely
but I really wasn’t overwhelmed (one of the options) with any
particular one of them. After all, this was one special event.[p]A few hours later I came to the conclusion that the phrase, “There are no words to describe the event.” were appropriate, but that wasn’t what I was looking for either. So I fell back on a word that is often used when none of the others will do:[p]
Spring Texas USA[p]