Wangle Word Nerd via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Wangle

To wangle, or persuade, someone is to basically get your way or what you want. Usually wangle has a negative connotation, however, I think it can be a positive thing. I'm not a big one for trickery or deception, but I think that attempts to wangle with sweetness, positive persuasion or even witty cleverness are… Continue reading Word Nerd: Wangle

Noel Word Nerd via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Noel

Word Nerd is an on-going feature that shares and highlights unique, whimsical and sometimes forgotten or overlooked words. It’s dedicated to the logophile in us all. Noel (no-el) noun The Christmas season; Yuletide. A carol or song. Noel to each and every one of you, whether you celebrate the season or not. May songs of… Continue reading Word Nerd: Noel

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Word Nerd: Treacle

Treacle is a delightful word, overly sweet and cloying. Treacle treats, all syrupy golden, make taste buds dance with joy. When things are treacly they are showing an excessive sentimentality, and just like the syrup that uses treacle as it's name, it's a sticky, gooey, tooth-achy mess! Treacle is also a word that could easily… Continue reading Word Nerd: Treacle

Clinquant Word Nerd via LaWhimsy
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Word Nerd: Clinquant

Clinquant, what better time of year to discover this twinkling gem of a word?! Clinquant is of French origin, from clinquer (to glitter, or literally, to clink). As is well known around these parts, glitter makes me one very happy gal, so to have yet another lovely term to describe it makes me down right… Continue reading Word Nerd: Clinquant

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Glitter Makes Me Happy

It seem ubiquitous to the season, that shiny, sparklingly delight (or curse, depending upon opinion) known as glitter. It shows up everywhere, from ornaments, to trees, to cards, to make-up, nail-polish  - you name it and there it appears. Then it spreads it's cheer by dancing about, adding a magical, reflective touch to everything. Much… Continue reading Glitter Makes Me Happy