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About Tanacious T

July 26, 2010.

Tanacious was one of the nicknames my sister made up for me when I was little. Only she ever called me that.

I never really liked the sound of the word, unless it was said as Tanacious. Sure it sounded the same, but pyschologically it didn’t. Back then I had to look it up, ‘tenacious.’ I was only familiar with the word because of Jack Black’s rock band, Tenacious D.

I had originally named my blog something else, after another derivative of tenacious. Then I wrote the paragraph above about Tenacious D, and thought, Perhaps I should’ve just named my blog Tanacious T?

I thought about that for a minute and here I am. Tenacious T.

I wouldn’t have switched the blog if I had never been called T by my friends. Only a few have adopted that name for me, each on their own. David calls me Tee and Erin and Gaspar call me T.  Yes, the spelling makes a real difference in my head. Tee versus T. Just like tenacious and tanacious.

Anyway, Tanacious T has missed writing and wants more than just the random publishing of the facebook note. She also needs space to grow up from her old, ancient blog. That’s why she’s here, documenting life as Tanacious T, from this day forward.


Though I am in no way an epitome of tenacity, here’s an excerpt from my Mac THESAURUS:

Te-na-cious TA-NA-CIOUS

Firm, tight, fast, gripping; strong, forceful, powerful, unshakable, immovable, iron. Antonym: Weak, loose.

Persevering, persistent, determined, dogged, strong-willed, tireless, indefatigable, resolute, patient, unflagging, staunch, steadfast, untiring, unwavering, unswerving, unshakable, unyielding, insistent, stubborn, intransigent, obstinate, obdurate, stiff-necked, rock-ribbed, pertinacious.  See note at COURAGE. Antonym: Irresolute.

Derivatives: TenacityTANACITY, tenaciously TANACIOUSLY, tenaciousness TANACIOUSNESS

One Comment leave one →
  1. December 17, 2010 10:41 pm

    great post, thanks for sharing

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