One of my favorite words is DEFENESTRATION. Why? It sounds cool, and it has a fun meaning. Well, in some circumstances it does.
1: a throwing of a person or thing out a window
2: a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office)
"Defenestration." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 9 May 2014. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/defenestration>.
If you're throwing a person out of a window, it isn't typically a fun word then. Still, in general it's a good word.
Here's a drabble inspired by that word, as well as an incident involving the director Kevin Smith and water balloons.
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Josh looked at the cop with a calm expression. “Why do you think I threw that water balloon out the window?”
“Several eyewitnesses say it was you,” the officer replied.
Crap! Now what do I do? “It was an act of political protest,” Josh declared.
The cop raised an eyebrow.
“I performed this act of defenestration to protest the companies that charge us money for something that falls from the sky every day,” Josh said passionately. “I didn’t drop a water balloon. I exercised my right of free speech.”
The cop handed him a slip of paper. “Here’s your ticket.”