Bored – first meaning I found was make a hole. That is not a meaning I was looking for. Then I switch to Thesaurus meaning “world weary” bored with life, strolled through a museum with a bored air. Not showing any type of interest whereever you go – movie, baseball game, football game, soccer, basketball, dinner with friends.
For some reason when I’m writing my blog I think to myself; Hope your blogs are really, really boring sometimes. Hope you need to stir up your writing, people are falling asleep.
Zzzzzzzzz. Sorry I knotted off there! Will have to continue another day.
Congratulations to all who have made someone smile! Bravo to all who have saved animals safe! Thank you to all who give their time for assisting elders! A salute all who serve and protect their country.
Remember it’s the little things that matter in this world believe it or not. To me it was the smile my aunt gave me when I got off the elevator to see her at the nursing home. That was my accolade!! She would laugh at all the bags I had on my cart. I learned to carry everything when I went there. You just never know when her TV remote needed batteries. The ladies would be wondering if I brought any goodies. Did I?
I believe most people think “intoxicate” means people are on highs from alcohol or drugs.
Me I think of “intoxicate” as feelings, scents, smells, adventures; love, friendships, scent of blooming flowers in the Spring, scent of ocean, sea, river, scent of fresh baked pie, scent of new perfume, riding in air balloon, the hunch you felt was true, reading a fantastic book, watching a fantastic movie like Marvel’s Ragnorak.
There is so much out there. Is it easy to find? Not always.
Wow! Doesn’t that cake look delicious? I wonder how the chef made it? Even if you would ask they do not give away their secret ingredients.
The word “nonpareil” did not start out as a cooking, baking word. It started way back in French as “not equal”. Pareil comes from a “Vulgar Latin” form word “par” which means “equal”. Then “nonpareil” back in the 15th century became an adjective, then in the 16th century it became a noun as a individual of “unequaled excellance”. Then finally we get to the good, delicious part of “nonpareil” candy. It’s chocolate with white sugar pellets on it.
“Nonpareils” are not just used on candy. They are also used on cookies, pretzels, cake decorations, ice cream.
Abby: Hi Dot! Have you seen Hope’s new pet? Dot: She has a new pet and I wonder how Milo is getting along with the new?? Abby what is the pet’s name? Abby: You will find out soon. Here comes Hope & Maxie. Dot: Ahh! It’s not a cat, or dog, or rabbit, or horse, or donkey. What the heck? Hope: Hi Abby & Dot! I want you to meet Maxie. Isn’t she cute? Dot: I’ll give you my answer once I know what it is. Abby: I agree. Hope: Oh My Gosh! You two (2) are tweedles. Maxie is a “Capybara“. She is one of the friendly animals on earth. All other animals love “Capybara”.
First of all these animals are very social and often live in groups of 10-20 individuals. This lovable creature is the largest rodent in the world, growing to a size of up to 134cm and weighing up to 66kg. Native to South America, capybara’s are semi-aquatic mammals that prefer to live near bodies of water; in fact, they are excellent swimmers, can avoid predators by staying submerged for up to 5 minutes, and mate only in water.
The word “cavalier” soared up to 6,200% in April 2019. WOW! How did that happen? The University of Virginia’s men’s basketball team won the national championship. Teams name is “Cavaliers!” Everyone starting looking up the word “cavalier”.
Cavalier started way, way back as “a soldier who fights on horseback”, or “a gallant courtly soldier”, or “a lady’s escort or dancing partner.”
Have a great day! Hope
Clip Art from Bing.com Cavalier word from M-W Trending Words
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Did you know old words are updated with new meanings? Well if you didn’t here are a couple that have new meanings. Snowflake: Now used to mean both “someone regarded or treated as unique or special” and “someone who is overly sensitive.” Purple: Extending the blending of red and blue to the metaphorical level, purple can now refer to geographical areas where voters are split between Democrats and Republicans. Peak: Metaphorically extended to mean “being at the height of popularity, use, or attention,” as in “peak television” (or maybe “peak word nerd”).
I know what you are thinking. MacGyver is the great TV show with a person that knows how to make anything out of anything that is available. But – hang on to your hat, cap, top hat, bonnet, akubra, beret, cloche, beanie, deerstalker, and many, many more.
MacGyver means: “To make, form, or repair (something) with what is conveniently on hand.” (verb).
So what do you think about this word? Have you dragged out your dictionary? Which search engine did you use? Or did you try all of them to make sure they were all reading the same way?
Here’s a breakdown of what the word is;
Have you ever heard a cat wailing and felt that you could relate? Apparently some hungover German speakers once did. Katzenjammer comes from German Katze (meaning “cat”) and Jammer (meaning “distress” or “misery”). English speakers borrowed the word for their hangovers (and other distressful inner states) in the first half of the 19th century and eventually applied it to outer commotion as well. The word isn’t as popular in English today as it was around the mid-20th century, but it’s well-known to many because of The Katzenjammer Kids, a long-running comic strip featuring the incorrigibly mischievous twins Hans and Fritz. Examples of KATZENJAMMER “I drank too much that night and woke up submerged in a post-wine katzenjammer the next morning. My head was buzzing, and every fiber of my body slowly shriveled and wilted as the alcohol exited it.” By Mac Lethal, Texts from Bennett, 2013
Here’s some F.Y.I.: Ecstatic has been used in our language since the late 16th century, and the noun ecstasy is even older, dating from the 1300s. Both derive from the Greek verb existanai (“to put out of place”), which was used in a Greek phrase meaning “to drive someone out of his or her mind.” [It’s scary to read or hear what words use to mean eons ago!!] In early use, ecstatic was sometimes linked to mystic trances, out-of-body experiences, and temporary madness. Today, however, it typically implies a state of enthusiastic excitement or intense happiness.
Thank goodness it now means enthusiastic, excitement, overwhelming, you feel like you are on cloud nine (9).
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