Friday, April 5, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013: E - Eurythmics


Eurythmics

eu·ryth·mics [yəˈriTHmiks] n. - the art of interpreting musical compositions by rhythmical, free-style bodily movement.

Synonyms: eurhythmics, eurhythmy, eurythmy

Etymology: also eurhythmic, "harmonious," 1831, from Greek eurythmia "rhythmical order," from eurythmos "rhythmical," from eu "well" (see eu-) + rhythmos "rhythm" (see rhythm). Related: Eurythmics (1912); eurythmy.

Yes, it's also a band.

NOTE: I'm finally back at my desk at the office today. I really enjoyed my time with my family at Universal Studios (see Facebook for some photos), and especially at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but I really wouldn't recommend going out of town for the first few days when you're co-hosting something as huge as the 2013 April A to Z Challenge. It's been going very well so far, of course, but I've felt bad I haven't been able to visit all of you who've been visiting me (or meeting anyone who hasn't, for that matter). But I plan to remedy all of that, now that I'm back, so I'm looking forward to reading all your posts!

49 comments:

T. Drecker said...

:) It seems everyone's going to Universal Studios lately. (but me :( ). Glad you had a great trip!!!

Tony Noland said...

I'd like to see Potter World someday. Glad you had a good time!

I'm #1645 on the A to Z Challenge, and am thus on your list! I usually blog about fiction, my novels and writing in general, but for A to Z, I'm switching gears and blogging about woodworking tools.

Cheers!
http://www.TonyNoland.com

michydevon said...

Great word, great music back in the day...

Love and stuff,
Michy

Nick Wilford said...

Is it kind of like a form of exercise? Gymnastics... calisthenics... lots of healthy "ics".

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're back!
The band was aptly named then.

Dani said...

Love this word!
Dani @ Entertaining Interests
#warriorminion

Elise Fallson said...

I've got Sweet Dreams stuck in my head now. Glad you all had a good time at Universal Studios! (:

Melanie Schulz said...

Sad to say, I've been to Disney 7 times, but have never made it over to Universal. Welcome home.

mshatch said...

I've never been to Disneyworld or Universal. Glad you enjoyed it :)

I remember the Eurythmics - Annie Lennox has such a fabulous voice.

farawayeyes said...

Potterland was awesome. I have to admit stepping through those gates was like really being there.

Eurythmics, great word and and interesting musical duo Annie Lennox and that other guy.

Shell Flower said...

I actually studied eurythmy when I was in teacher training for Waldorf/Steiner schools. I sometimes base magic on it, as well. Rudolf Steiner was a pretty amazing dude. Glad you survived the vacation.

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Jeremy [Retro] said...

we never go anywhere... maybe someday. word up!

Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host
Oh No, Let's Go... Crazy

Kit Courteney said...

I remember being at secondary school (I'm British) when a friend of mine, Sharon, walked into an English lesson one day talking about how brilliant "the Eurythmics" were. I had no idea what she was talking about, so looked it up in the dictionary. Doh! The meaning has stayed with me ever since so it's nice to see it written down again.

I'm on your list (does that sound creepy?), so dropping by to say hi. Please don't worry about visiting me on the A to Z Challenge as everyone else's posts are so much more interesting!

Julia Chiang said...

Eurythmics - great word. We are heading to Harry Potter Land with the kids for Spring Break. Can't wait....but trying to figure out when I'm going to post. lol. I love your word choices.

Sally said...

Great word and being such a curious lady I also loved your photos on FB.

SC Author said...

HARRY POTTER! Did you drink the frozen butterbeer? That was sooo good.

aw said...

A great idea to do a blog posting on words. Some people set themselves a daily challenge of learning a new word everyday and there are bound to be some here that will be new to all.
Dropped by when I got your email as I gather I am part of your "flock" for this challenge. So far I have been randomly clicking on posts and commenting when I feel able. Some great posts around.
Ann

Jay Noel said...

I definitely wanna take the kids to Universal Studios someday. And welcome back!

Nancy Thompson said...

And here I always thought that was a made-up word. Welcome home!

cherinordstrom said...

Interesting! Was a huge fan of the eponymous band & always thought the "Eur" part of that was because they came from Europe. Thanks for your reminder email about the A to Z challenge today. Happy writing!

jp said...

Hi Matthew, thanks for your e-mail. I did survive the challenge last year and although I have taken on board your comments, brevity has never been my strong point :/

The concept for the challenge is laudable and the benefits to bloggers not to be underestimated. Thank you.

marwil said...

I totally expected a post about that band when seeing the title :)

thanks for visiting, and keep up the good work of co-hosting this gigantic event!

A month of....Blog said...

Love the Band and now I actually know what their name means... Looking forward to the rest of your A - Z posts! A month of Blog...

Rick Daley said...

Sweet, I never knew that was a real word.

Dawn Ius said...

Welcome back.
I actually never realized that was a real word, either :-/
And I call myself a writer! LOL

Cova - CobaltandCopper said...

My parents live next door to a eurythmy group, their performances are fascinating.

Steve MC said...

Synonyms: red-headed punk girls and guys with funky beards, making cool music.

Amy "Lyre" Turner said...

Welcome back, glad you had a good time.

Great word today. I'm quite entertained to learn it's meaning.

Lyre at Lyre's Musings

Jemi Fraser said...

Going to Universal would be awesome! Love the band Eurythmics too :)

Margot said...

Nice to have you back from vacation, Matthew.

He heard the beat played by the band in the park and could not help the eu·ryth·mics that followed. Actually no one could help but dance and the park was soon filled with people moving along to the music as the band played and the sun beat down on us all.

Blessings,
Margot at A Devotional Mosaic and Spark My Creativity

lizy-expat-writer said...

Is that a wedding outfit you're wearing in your photo? And do you always look that smart, even after visiting Harry Potter world with two ankle-biters? Eurythmics - my daughter studies music so I shall ask her what it means to her.

Kelly Polark said...

Looks like you had a fabulous trip to Florida, Matt!
Back to reality...

Angela Brown said...

Was just at Universal Studios in Mid-March. Such a good time. Got to go back so I can spend more time on different activities.

You're back now and I'm sure you'll do a bang up job catching up.

sooguy said...

Hey Matthew, I am enjoying the challenge so far.

Andy "SooGuy" Taylor
http://sooguy.com

Kristen Dyrr said...

I love your double-meaning pick for E. I love the word, and I love the band as well.

The A to Z blog said in the latest post to add a link to your own A to Z blog in the comments, so here's mine: kristenhead.blogspot.com

Claire Hennessy said...

Wow, I had no idea it meant that - I just know the band. What a great name, can't believe I never knew that!

Donna Shields said...

That will be on our next Florida trip agenda, Harry Potter

smartandsavvystyle said...

So, I try not to make irrelevant comments on blog posts, but I just saw in your profile that you are from Cumming, GA. I have no doubt I know people from there. There were a lot of north Georgians at my college. Small world. :)
- Heather

DL Hammons said...

I know the band...but I didn't realize it was an actual word. :)

Christine Rains said...

Great word! Yeah, and I did think of the band when I first read it.

Happy to hear you had a great trip. I'm jealous you went to Harry Potter world, but I'll make it there. One day!

DarcNina said...

Another terrific word. I'll be down at Universal Studios in May, can't wait to get there! Glad to hear your trip was enjoyable! :)

Allison said...

So... like... dance? Welcome back!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Rechelle Owens, Author of Romantic Fiction said...

I'm ashamed to say that although I had heard this word as the name of the band, I never knew its actual meaning, so thanks for educating me!

History Sleuth said...

What a cool trip that must have been! I sure need a vacation. I like your E word. One of my favorite music groups. :)

Tina said...

All I can hear is the band playing in my head...guess I need some more sleep!

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

michelle said...

I love words! And I love music!
Eurythmics reminds me of Annie Lennox!

Writer In Transit

Deniz Bevan said...

All your word posts make me feel like reading the dictionary! No time! Must catch up with atoz...