Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Word of the Day: Doppelganger

I like words!  All types of words … big words … little words … words that sound funny … words that make me look smart …

WORDS.ARE.FUN!  

I am going to post random “Words of the Day” and hope to infect my word love on to you!

The word of the day is ...

Dop·pel·gäng·er 

[dop-uh l-gang-er; Ger. daw-puh l-geng-er]


Main Entry:

doppelganger 
Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:

a ghostly counterpart of a person; a ghostly double of a living person
Etymology:

German doppel 'double' + ganger 'goer'
Usage:

also doppelgaenger



Part of Speech:
Noun
Definition:

alter ego
Etymology:

German doppel 'double' + ganger 'goer'



The above definition explains how a doppelganger is an alter-ego or a supernatural being.  It can also be used when referencing someone’s twin.  As you know, every person has a “twin” somewhere in the world … someone who strikes an uncanny resemblance even though there is no DNA linking the two together.  People can often have a celebrity doppelganger too!
 
 Apparently I have 2 celebrity doppelgangers … Jaime Pressley and Melissa Joan Hart.


This word is fun to say and even funner to use in a sentence.  Impress your friends, families and co-workers and use the featured word above in your everyday vocabulary!



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My celebrity Doppelgangers (so I've been told) are either Sarah Jessica Parker or that girl from the 90's show, Blossom. And YES it's all because of the nose.
Joey