10 February 2011

did you know?


derived noun from teenage (q.v.), 1941. the earlier word for this was teener , attested in amer.eng. from 1894, and teen  had been used as a noun to mean "teen-aged person" in 1818.
combining form meaning "ten more than," from O.E. -tene, -tiene,  from P.Gmc. *tekhuniz  (cf. O.S. -tein , Du. -tien , O.H.G. -zehan , Ger. -zehn , Goth. -taihun ), an inflected form of the root of ten; cognate with L. -decim  (cf. It. -dici , Sp. -ce , Fr. -ze ). The combining form of ordinal numbers, -teenth,  developed from O.E. -teoða, -teoðe  (W.Saxon), teogoða  (Anglian) "tenth."


thehobbit is now a teen.

let the wild rumpus begin!

note :: these photos were taken by said teen, of his birthday prezzie!


Anonymous said...

Happiest of birthdays to the hobbit!

maltagirl said...

those photos are gorgeous!!!! Send Jasper's mama one:) Happy birthday darling boy. You are a gem<3

Prettydreamer said...

Hi Kat, hope you that growing boy of yours have a wonderful day! lots of love! Pamela

MuddyFeet said...

Oh my, STUNNING photos! Happy Birthday to the Hobbit!
My oldest turning thirteen has been the hardest one for me so far. It's been a few months now, and I think I am just starting to cope.

rubelin said...

ya' know, he's a bit tall to be a hobbit now =) time to come up with a new moniker?

kat said...

thank you, everyone!

rube~ nope. he will always be thehobbit to me. besides, the name was given due to the amount of food he consumed, not to him being teeny :)

Anonymous said...

If a law were passed giving six months to every writer of a first book, only the good ones would do it.

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