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Word Nerd: Plenilune

Plenilune is a full moon or the time of the full moon. Plenilune is a Middle English word that derives from the Latin plenilunium, which derives from plenus (full) and lunium / luna (moon). Plenilune is a word with a fairly straight forward definition - a full moon. Plenilune is such a poetic word ~… Continue reading Word Nerd: Plenilune

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Word Nerd: Punnet

A punnet is a small container or basket for fruits or vegetables. Punnet is of uncertain origin but is thought to be a diminutive of pun (British dialect word for pound). Punnet is used mostly in Commonwealth countries (though not Canada) and it's first recorded usage is around 1815 to 1825. Punnets are usually small… Continue reading Word Nerd: Punnet

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Word Nerd: Dactylonomy

Dactylonomy means the use of one's fingers to express numbers. Dactylonomy derives from the Latin dactylo-(finger, toe) - from the Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (finger)- and from the English -nomy (rules, laws, knowledge) - from the Ancient Greek νόμος (law, custom). Dactylonomy is the official word for counting on one's fingers - something I do all… Continue reading Word Nerd: Dactylonomy

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Word Nerd: Pusillanimous

Pusillanimous means lacking courage and resolution and marked by contemptible timidity. Pusillanimous derives from the Latin pusillus (very small) and animus (spirit). Pusillanimous first started being used in the 16th century but gained prominence in the 1970's. Pusillanimous is an incredibly awesome word and while it is not where the derogatory definition of pussy derives… Continue reading Word Nerd: Pusillanimous

Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 335 – We don’t appreciate pessimistic vibes around here. Kindly move along…

“We don't appreciate pessimistic vibes around here. Kindly move along.” ~ Ella Patrice Pessimism is a choice... We don't appreciate pessimistic vibes around here. Kindly move along. Pessimism is defined as a tendency to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen. With this in mind, pessimism is, in fact,… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 335 – We don’t appreciate pessimistic vibes around here. Kindly move along…

Affirmation Mondays

Affirmation Mondays 334 – We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit…

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” ~ Aristotle Habits make the creature, the creature makes habits and each and every one of us is a creature of habit. By this logic, what Aristotle said makes perfect, obvious sense. We, each of us, are what we repeatedly… Continue reading Affirmation Mondays 334 – We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit…