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Who Doesn’t?

Bumblebees play an important role in our gardens by pollinating flowers. Without them, we would be without juicy tomatoes and luscious sweet corn. We would live in a world without cucumbers and squash, chilis and eggplant. Considering their all-important role, I think bumblebees deserve a loftier name, such as Emperor or Empress Bee. Why not!!…

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Elixir Daydreams

e·lix·ir əˈliksər/ noun noun: elixir; plural noun: elixirs a magical or medicinal potion. “an elixir guaranteed to induce love” a preparation that was supposedly able to change metals into gold, sought by alchemists. a preparation supposedly able to prolong life indefinitely. noun: elixir of life; plural noun: elixirs of life a medicinal solution of a…

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Stop the Jaw-Dropping

JJs is starting a movement to stop writers from using “jaw-dropping” Perhaps you have noticed that this adjective has taken over Internet story headlines. Jaw-dropping prices Jaw-dropping look at Angelina Jolie’s Malibu Manion Jaw-dropping revelations The campaign raised a jaw-dropping $5 million Writers use the term to manipulate us into clicking on their link. Often,…

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Some Words Make Me LMAO

Now that I am not officially employed as a minister in a church, my wild side is coming out. Yep, I am living sassy. Case in point: using LMAO.    But LMAO is not the funny word I refer to in my heading. That would be the Word of the Day: Sniglet! I just love the sound…

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Bibliotaph or Bibliophile?

I grew up with self-proclaimed bibliophiles. I became a bibliophile myself. At least one brother loves books too. Then, a recent word of the day was bibliotaph: a person who caches or hoards books. Huh? What happened to the word bibliophile? Is this a new term for e-book collectors? What? There must be an explanation,…

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My Autoschedastic Self is Back!

So, I got the rest I needed from blogging!  I discovered that I miss rambling on about daily life in interesting places. And I am back with an awesome word-of-the-day. Autoschediasm: (n) something that is improvised or extemporized. Origin: utoschediasm can ultimately be traced back to the Greek terms autós meaning “self” andschédios meaning “near, casual,…

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Bissextus

Oh my! Imagine my surprise when I saw in my inbox that the word of the day is Bissextus. The arrangement of those letters (like the x in the middle) drew me in. Surprise. What a fun word, which means nothing of what it suggests when you first see it. The perfect word for today!…