Sunday, August 3, 2008

Can you say ... Inpropinquitous

My brother Dave taught me a new word. "About 50% of Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace. This is called propinquity." Since I live well beyond the 50 mile radius I told him, "I guess I'm just inpropinquitous!"

5 comments:

Dave said...

You are, among other things. I used to be inpropinquitous, but after moving back to Michigan I am very boringly propinquitus.

ingrid said...

I'm inpropinquitous, too, as I was born in Eugene, Oregon. But I'm now just 40 miles from where I grew up.

Alisa said...

Hey Mary, I'm inpropinquitous, too - that may be the sole reason I moved to Chicago - just so I could be!

Dennis said...

I hear that opposites attract :) BTW, I've been called a lot of things but inpropinquitous is not one of them.

idylwild said...

i know at least 2 people who live in the house they grew up in. what would you call them?