nothing is quite so scrummy as a warm drink ona cold morning via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Scrummy

Scrummy is a more casual slang word that means delicious. Scrummy is thought to derive from combing the words scrumptious and yummy for informal use. Scrummy is used to describe that deeply satisfying and pleasing feeling that one gets after consuming something with their senses. I think scrummy is an incredibly, well, scrummy word! As… Continue reading Word Nerd: Scrummy

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ultramarine focus in Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring art crop via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Ultramarine

Ultramarine is a vivid intense shade of blue. Ultramarine is often described as a color that is beyond the sea deep blue. Thanks to it's vibrant, rich color ultramarine was highly sought after and used to add luscious detail to works of art. As a pigment, ultramarine was first made by powdering the semi-precious stone Lapis Lazul… Continue reading Word Nerd: Ultramarine

as mimsy as the borogoves as miserable as can be via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Mimsy

Mimsy describes one who is rather feeble, unhappy or affected. Mimsy is a rather delightful word created and used by Lewis Carroll inThe Jabberwocky. In Through the Looking-Glass Humpty-Dumpty explains that mimsy is a blend of the words flimsy and miserable thus meaning unhappy. Mimsy is known by other spellings, most notably mimzy or mimsey… Continue reading Word Nerd: Mimsy