Thursday, October 13, 2011

Learning Can Happen At Any Time

I was watching the Tigers and Rangers baseball game tonight when this Volkswagen Passat commericial came on:

You can view it by clicking here.

The reason I like it so much is it shows us how we are all lifelong learners. We never know when it is we can learn something new and we never know what we are going to learn. That is the fun part. This commercial shows us we can learn a new language in a road trip, albeit maybe a bit of a stretch to go 795 miles non-stop on a road trip. The commercial stands out as my new favorite commercial. Mikey and the Life cereal was my favorite one.

I always tell my audiences one of my goals is to learn at least one new thing every day. I have already achieved that goal for today. I was talking with my nurse as she changed my dressings today and I asked her where she got her nursing degree? She told me she only has an Associates Degree in Nursing, but she has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. 

She told me her three favorite areas of biologic studies were ornithology, ichthyology and mammalogy. I know what ornithology and mammalogy are, but I had never heard the term ichthyology. She told me what it was and I learned a new word before I had even gotten out of bed. I love it!

I know Ruona knows what all three words mean, but I am challenging the rest of my readers to be the first to give me the definition. The contest starts now! There is no material prize, just learners and winners.

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My editor is here now and this two-day post must come to an end.

I look forward to your answers.




Anonymous said...

What is - the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.

How did I do, Mikey?

I'm Not Done Yet said...

Good answer. How did you know that? Did you know that, or did you look it up? And please identify yourself.

Anonymous said...

I'm new and found your blog on Apparelyzed - my first read. I always go to the root. Well, the ichth is greek for fish, and ology - study so go figure 'study fish' or fish study. baltimore