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The History Of Words Sunday.

As a writer this one substance adds sustenance to my words throughout the day. Oh, where would my word count be without coffee?😀 coffee (n.) [ kaw-fee, kof-ee ] “drink made from the ground and roasted seeds of a tree originally … Continue reading

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The History of Words Sunday.

nightmare (n.) c. 1300, “an evil female spirit afflicting men (or horses) in their sleep with a feeling of suffocation,” compounded from night + mare (n.3) “goblin that causes nightmares, incubus.” The meaning shifted mid-16c. from the incubus to the suffocating sensation it causes. … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love Halloween? As kids we get to go door to door and ‘demand’ candy or trick the ungivers. As adults we get to dress up as whomever we choose and do our best to scare everyone around us. … Continue reading

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I thought this word would have an older origin. I wonder if the word has carried the controversy it has today during it’s whole of existence? Believe in them or don’t, but there’s no doubt this word has earned a … Continue reading

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History Of Words Sunday

Oh, my offline friend. I don’t know what is do without Serica my cat. She’s an endless source of comedy, frustration, and love. I love to watch her prowl around outside as if she’s a lion looking for a next … Continue reading

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History Of Words Sunday

In honor of the 1969 moon landing let’s take a look at the origins of the word moon this week. moon (n.) “heavenly body which revolves about the earth monthly,” Middle English mone, from Old English mona, from Proto-Germanic *menon- (source also of Old … Continue reading

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The History Of Words Sunday

We all love it, adore it, and most of all need it to unwind. The weekend is our busy lives saving grace, unless that dreaded overtime comes into play. And, if you’re retired they don’t mean quite so much except … Continue reading

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The History Of Words Sunday

                This is a word near and dear to my heart because it is something, I do everyday. To write is the bane of my existence. If any of it is any good or not only others will decide. Without … Continue reading

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                It seems to me that this word should be much older. However, it is a fairly new word which usually defines something that is quite old. Strange in a way. When I think of this word visions of Indiana … Continue reading

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                We all know the word awkward because we have all experienced its meaning for a moment, or years if you’re like me. Even the words spelling itself sets it apart from others—it just seems, well, awkward. The history of … Continue reading

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Like the solstices in the annual cycle, so midday and midnight are not simply points of the greatest concentrations of yang and yin, but also starting points for ascending movement of opposing principles, since the ascendant portion of the day runs from midnight to midday, its descendant from midday to midnight. Continue reading

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early 15c., “prompted by malice or ill-will, intending to mislead,” from Old French senestre, sinistre “contrary, false; unfavorable; to the left” (14c.), from Latin sinister “left, on the left side” (opposite of dexter), of uncertain origin. Continue reading

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             Ever been curious about the word ‘Human’ and its origins? Afterall, it encompasses us all in its definition. I found during my research that some people believe that this word is much older than the mainstream etymologists claim. … Continue reading

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c. 1600, “type of stone used for coffins,” from Latin sarcophagus, from Greek sarkophagos “limestone used for coffins,” literally “flesh-eating,” in reference to the supposed action of this type of limestone Continue reading

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Your Morning Cup Of Coffee & Its Worldwide History.

Did you drink a cup of coffee on company time this morning? Chances are that you did–for the midmorning coffee break is rapidly becoming a standard fixture in American offices and factories. Continue reading

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The ancient Greeks personified the sun as a handsome god named Helios. Continue reading

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I have always considered this one of the strangest words out there. So peculiar in its spelling and for what it means. This is one of those words I wish I would have created out of thin air to describe … Continue reading

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Here is what I could find on the origin and history of the word ‘henge’ which quickly became a search for the term ‘Stonehenge’. These two seem to be inseparable in terms of usage. Anyway, hope you find this interesting … Continue reading

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Couldn’t find much on the origin of the word ‘Rain’ but here is what I found. Kind of strange there isn’t much out there on the history of this word. Let me know if you find something more. Etymology From … Continue reading

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