Wednesday, October 03, 2007

"Pay attention to me, son."

"I'm not just talkin' to hear my head roar." A nice little word with fairly precise meaning and which would be useful in everyday conversation. Go forth and use this word!

advertence

The action or process of adverting or turning the attention to; observation, notice, heed, attention, consideration. Often passing into the habit or quality, which is properly expressed by ADVERTENCY.