Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Malediction

Malediction is defined as words that express the hope that someone will have bad luck or the utterance of a curse against someone or something. Malediction derives from the Latin maledictiō (reviling). Maledictions are denunciations that invoke a wish or threat of evil to someone or something. Maledictions are about as negative as can be… Continue reading Word Nerd: Malediction

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 279 – It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien Sometimes a simple life makes for the sweetest life... "It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." It really is a gift to be able to celebrate and revel in a simple life, especially when that life is your very… Continue reading Monday Mantra 279 – It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life

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Word Nerd: Murky

Murky is characterized by a heavy dimness or obscurity caused by or like that caused by overhanging fog or smoke. Murky derives from the Old Norse myrkr (dark, darkness) and the Middle English mirk or murk (also dark or darkness). Murky can also be defined as vague, obscure, unclear or confused, like saying "That's a… Continue reading Word Nerd: Murky

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 278 – Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy

"Don't ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert We are all a little weird here... "Don't ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy." Weird is defined as of strange or extraordinary character or strikingly odd or… Continue reading Monday Mantra 278 – Don’t ever be ashamed of loving the strange things that make your weird little heart happy

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Word Nerd: Cachinnate

Cachinnate means to laugh loudly or immoderately. Cachinnate originates with the Latin cachinnāre (to laugh boisterously, guffaw) and it's a word of imitative origin modeled after the sound of laughter. Cachinnate is similar to other imitative origin words about laughter that include khakha, which is Proto-Indo-European in origin, kachazzen, which is Old High German, kachazein,… Continue reading Word Nerd: Cachinnate

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 277 – The words you speak become the house you live in

"The words you speak become the house you live in.” ~ Hafiz What kind of house do you wish to reside in and call your own? "The words you speak become the house you live in." There is such beautiful truth to this quote. The kind of truth that once heard is impossible to ignore.… Continue reading Monday Mantra 277 – The words you speak become the house you live in