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Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

Estival means of or pertaining to the summer and Aestival is a variant of estival. Estival and Aestival both derive from the Latin aestฤซv(us) (of summer). The 21st of June is the official start of the Summer season in the Eastern Hemisphere and what better way to mark it then by discovering the word Aestival?… Continue reading Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

Aestival word nerd Herbert Matter, photomontage for Harperโ€™s Bazaar, June 1940. via lawhimsy
Word Nerd

Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

The 21st of June is the official start of the Summer season in the Eastern Hemisphere and what better way to mark it then by discovering the word Aestival? It states in it's very definition that aestival is something that belongs to or occurs in Summer. Using aestival (or estival, if one prefers - either… Continue reading Word Nerd : Aestival or Estival

Retro Maillot
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Word Nerd : Maillot

The term maillotย has been bandied about in fashion circles for many a moon now and, since swim-suit season is upon us once more, has been popping up quite a lot as of late. I really like how classy maillot sounds compared to saying one-piece swim-suit. There's just something so chic about having a wardrobe that… Continue reading Word Nerd : Maillot