Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Absquatulate

Absquatulate means to leave suddenly. Absquatulate's use originates around the 1820's and it's origins are based in pseudo-Latin with the initial abs- of other Latin words like abscond, squat (cower), and the final -tulate (congratulate). Absquatulate is essentially a slang term and an incredibly humorous and fun one at that. I mean it's so much… Continue reading Word Nerd: Absquatulate

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 252 – I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out

"I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out." It's a simple truth that can be difficult to lean into sometimes... "I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out." Things will work out. They always do. It's a basic fact. Now how and when and why things work out, well,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 252 – I wish you the unfailing sense that things will work out

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Pepita

Pepita is the edible seed of a pumpkin or squash. Pepita derives from the Mexican Spanish pepita de calabaza (little seed of squash) and it also derives from the old French word pippin (seed). Pepita most specifically refers to the roasted, toasted, or dried version of a pumpkin or squash seed that is consumed as… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pepita

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 251 – I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry

"I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry." ~ Aditi How much of what you think, what you feel, is truly your own... "I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry." It's human nature to be weighed down with thoughts and feelings. Society,… Continue reading Monday Mantra 251 – I wonder how much of what weighs me down is not mine to carry

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 250 – Nature always wears the colors of the spirit

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit" ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Nature is a reflection of the self and wherever one looks in nature they will see an aspect of who they truly are... "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." Nature is beyond grand. It's a constant source of inspiration, of destruction… Continue reading Monday Mantra 250 – Nature always wears the colors of the spirit

Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Horripilation

Horripilation is the bristling of hair on the skin from cold or fright. Horripilation derives from the Latin words horripilātiōn and horripilātiō (bristling of hair) and horripilāre (to shudder). Horripilation is essentially the perfect sesquipedalian word for goose bumps, or as I occasionally call them, goose pimples. Horripilation also sounds a bit more sinister and… Continue reading Word Nerd: Horripilation