Category Archives: Words: Writing, blogging, Wordspotting, etc.

Venting Your Spleen

spleneticadj : marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite i.e. Judge Walther’s splenetic FLDS rulings and her hissy fit in Court on Friday should be remembered come November. Share! Blog this! Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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I Want to be Anthophilous

anthophilousadj : feeding upon or living among flowers OF course, it more accurately refers to flower loving insects such as bees, beetles, moths, and wasps. But let’s pretend otherwise. Loveliest of Trees, the cherry now Loveliest of trees, the cherry nowIs hung with bloom along the bough,And stands about the woodland rideWearing white for Eastertide. […]

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Word for the day

I get a ‘word a day’ sent to my inbox through an online page a day calendar. I forget exactly what this particular one is called, but I’ve been somewhat disappointed at the words used- most of them are easily familiar to anybody even moderately well read. Occasionally, however, there’s a new one, and this […]

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Sesquipedlian Sappiness

When we reduce our language, we reduce thought,because language, reflects thought. The trend towards dilution and reduction of the collective vocabulary is lamentable. Here are a few words which we use, but we have altered or diluted the originalmeaning:Charity, which now means mainly donating money. It’s one of myfavorite words. Check out Webster’s 1828 dictionary […]

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Homeschool Blog Awards (Yes, Again)

Vote for the Common Room Vote for the Common Room Vote for the Common Room There are just three more days to vote for your favorite blogs at The Homeschool Blog Awards.Vote for the Common Room… Vote for the Common Room Vote for the Common RoomYou only have until the 15th of this month to […]

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