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Word Nerd: Numpty

Numpty (alternatively spelled numptie) is an amusing word that describes an idiot, dolt or fool. Everyone knows a few numpties (just glance at political news, that's practically all one sees) and many have even acted like a numpty on (the hopefully rare) occasion. Numpty is of Scottish origin deriving from the obsolete term numps (a… Continue reading Word Nerd: Numpty

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If you don't know what to do sit still and listen. You may hear something. Carl Sandburg quote Monday Mantra 172 via LaWhimsy
Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 172 – If you don’t know what to do, sit still and listen. You may hear something

“If you don't know what to do sit still and listen. You may hear something.” ~ Carl Sandburg Everyone finds themselves in the place of not knowing what to do. Whether it's because of self-doubt, or a fear of making the wrong choice, or simply because of the chaotic noise that comes from within or… Continue reading Monday Mantra 172 – If you don’t know what to do, sit still and listen. You may hear something

the heady, dreamy, soothing scent of biblichor via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Biblichor

Biblichor is the word that describes the particular smell that belongs to old books. Biblichor is a newly created word that combines the Greek words biblio (book) with ichor (the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods), much the way petrichor was created. Like petrichor, biblichor describes a very distinct fragrance… Continue reading Word Nerd: Biblichor