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I'm typing up this post during commercial breaks in a playoff hockey game, so apologies in advance if it reads really disjointed. Our kitchen tile is dirty. Look at the sun outside for the first time in days. Is that a man? I'm just pulling your leg, I'm embellishing the disjointedness. How bad and irresponsible of a writer do you take me for? But seriously though, playoff hockey game, so fuck the introduction. Let's get this shit over with.

Word! "Reconnoiter". You're familiar with the word "reconnaissance" if you're older than like seven or eight. (Kids and their damn video games.) Reconnaissance is simply the act of reconnoitering. That's literally its first definition. The thing about reconnaissance though is that it sounds like a pretty badass word, while reconnoiter sounds like a word you beat up in the playground. It's the "noi" sound. Now for the definition of reconnoiter:

1. to inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy's strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.

An attempted example sentence:

The Mariners sent advance scouts to reconnoiter the Padres before their interleague matchup, but one of the scouts fell asleep, got hit by a foul ball, and died.

That sentence turned darker than I expected because the first half was written before an important hockey player got hurt. Maybe somebody I'll feel this angry about something in a Mariners game.