Category Archives: English language

Word of the week: Frowsy.

This is a new feature I’m starting.  Every Saturday, I will post an unusual or archaic word along with its definition and what I think of it. FROWSY is a word I remember hearing a lot more when I was a … Continue reading

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Geegaws, dingbats, doodads, moist and melty.

Credit: Magpie’s Nest / Car with lots of geegaws and doodads I really don’t know why, but the words geegaws, doodads, and dingbats all crack me up. They are real words that can be found in the dictionary (and they … Continue reading

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The most obnoxious thing you can say

“There but for the grace of God go I.” My blood boils every time I hear those words. Now, you may be thinking, why would someone get upset about that? It’s meant to be kind, to assure someone it could … Continue reading

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