Our word for today is lagniappe.
The perpetually fascinating Dick Cavett used it in The Wild Wordsmith of Wasilla, the most recent of his series in the New York Times. You'll find it in the post script to his article, indicating that he is throwing in a little something extra. A freebie. A bonus with purchase. An extra donut when you buy a dozen.
It is pronounced len - YEP. It's a southern thang, and its etymology is complicated.
All right, class. To make this word your own, I would like you now to use it in a sentence.
Let me give you an example:
When I saw him at the bar, I really fell for his handsome face, but in my bedroom, when he unzipped his jeans, I screamed at the sight of the huge lagniappe he was offering me.