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Gullible

Hi Everyone! 

 

What do you mean? I’m not that gullible!! Or am I?

  • Hope: I can’t believe it! I just can’t believe it!! It happened again to the Haglerstons. That poor couple. Somebody tried to buy their old moving cart and tried to pay them with three ($3.00) dollar bills.
  • Mable: Now just to let you know we use to have $3.00 bills back in the 1800’s. 
    • Hope: Now according to World News Nightly article on 5/05/2015 the $3.00 bill will be printed with George W. Bush picture. These bills were suppose to have “geolocation tracking”.
      • As far as I can tell the $3.00 bill is non-existence.
    • Mable: Thank goodness the Griffins stopped by and saved the day!
    • Hope: You’re right Mable. The Griffins learned from a young age on “con-artists” and how they cheat elders.

Have a great day! Hope

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Scrumptious

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Wow! What a word! Let me see what is my favorite scrumptious thing to eat? Hmm! Hmm! Hmm! A banana split without the strawberries.

 

Banana split check list

 

banana,
1 – scoop vanilla,
1 -scoop chocolate ice cream,
1 – scoop chocolate chip ice cream,
animated_pineapple_by_caitlinkart-d7txjs1 pineapple topping,
chocolate topping (don’t over do),
whipped cream,
cherry or maybe two (2) cherries.


And don’t forget the nuts!!

What is your scrumptious favorite?

Have a great day! Hope

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🙋‍♀️Two-bit

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Do you know what “two-bit” means? I have heard it when I was younger a couple of eons ago.

Answer: Two bits is commonly understood in America to be one quarter. The word “bit” long meant, in England, any coin of a low denomination. In early America, “bit” was used for some Spanish and Mexican coins that circulated and were worth one-eighth of a peso, or about 12 and one-half cents. Hence, two bits would have equaled about 25 cents.

Very interesting wouldn’t you say.

In your country has it ever “coined” a phrase similar to USA?

Have a great day! Hope

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🤷‍♀️Zero-sum❓

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Well what do you think of this word, or hyphenated word, or never mind, let’s read the definition:

of, relating to, or being a situation (such as a game or relationship) in which a gain for one side entails a corresponding loss for the other side

Now do you really think you are going to win this round?

Sorry Boulder-dash you missed us!

WOW! Do you ever think our government will find a new budget?

Have a great day! Hope

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Feisty

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Whoa Nellie!

Ma’am that’s some feisty horse you have there.

She sure is! Sir you better watch her before she pushes you into

I warned you!

Have a great day! Hope

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Smitten

 

Hi Everyone!

Have you ever been smitten? For one thing I dragged out my paper dictionary The New Merriam-Webster with a copyright of 1989 to see what smitten is all about.

Are pages yellow you ask? Yes they are!

Here’s the meaning of smite – 1989 doesn’t even have smitten – says to strike heavy, to affect as a heavy blow. Yikes! I thought it meant more like the statements below.

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Now at Merriam-Webster website it has –
deeply affected with or struck by strong feelings of attraction, affection, or infatuation.

Now The Free Dictionary one definition has –
to afflict or attack with deadly or disastrous effect: smitten by polio.
to affect mentally, morally, or emotionally with a strong and sudden feeling: They were smitten with terror.

to impress favorably; enamor:  he was smitten by her charms

Have you been smitten lately?

Have a great day! Hope

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Hello Words!

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Did you know that eight hundred and fifty (850) words were added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary this year? Image result for clip art merriam-webster

See the source imageWOW! A few new words below. For more information please go to
Merriam-Webster.com

bookworm 2 850 WORDS added!!!!
I’ll be reading from morning to night. I don’t even want to think about how many days, months it will take me to read all the definitions of these new words. HMM! Talk about job security.

Everyday terms that have seen increasing use include life hack and hate-watchBandwidth is now often used figuratively to mean “emotional or mental capacity.” Image result for Bookworm Clip Art FreeOur online lives have given us embiggen and subtweet. Even more colorful language is on display with dumpster fire, used to mean “disaster,” and mansplain, a word that dates back only to 2008 but has quickly shown its utility.

Finally, we see the inclusion of an increasing number of interjections and respellings, in part because communication via electronic text increasingly uses approximations of speech, including hmmoohmm-hmm, and, welp, welp. Which just goes to show that the dictionary can still be useful for providing meanings even when you’re speechless.

Have a great day! lady bug bookHope

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