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Word Nerd: Mercurial

A mercurial nature can be either a negative or positive character trait, depending on how the person who possess such a quick-silver temperament handles it. To be mercurial usually brings to mind one who flies off the handle easily, who's moody whims change temperature as quickly and as often as a Spring day. In modern… Continue reading Word Nerd: Mercurial

Falderal vintage soviet circus illustration by L Modina
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Word Nerd: Falderal

Falderal is a charming, utterly delightful nonsensical word that has been around since at least the 1600s. Falderal is also known as falderol or folderol since, naturally,  a nonsensical, gibberish sort of word would have multiple spellings! Blithely saying "oh, falderal and fiddle-dee-dee" (a nod to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) while going about my day… Continue reading Word Nerd: Falderal

balderdash he always said. Balderdash. via lawhimsy
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Word Nerd : Balderdash

The words that fall from my lips are a muddled mess, and my brain is tumbled too so utter balderdash is all you'll get - this much I know is true... I absolutely adore using the word balderdash. It's always unexpected and it's just fun to throw about here and there in a conversation. There… Continue reading Word Nerd : Balderdash