word of the day


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Sometimes, when I learn a new word, I think to myself, “Man! That makes sense.” It clicks with something else and everything seems to make sense. Well, at least vocabulary wise . . . That’s what it was like for me when I learned about today’s word. When I mentally […]

Word of the Day – Deterge


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Hello, my chums! It is with great pleasure that I share with you another word of the day. (I hope you are having fun teaching these words to your grandchickabiddies!) It’s summer. (Oh. You already know that.) Summer time = dirty kids. At least if your grandkids are at all […]

Word of the Day: Soigne


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Do you have a bosom buddy? A friend that is closer than your shadow? Someone who you share secrets with, laugh with, cry with, joke with? Someone who knows about all of your warts, your inner fears, your dark secrets, and the fact that (gasp!) you hate red beets? If […]

Word of the Day: Cater-Cousin



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I believe that today’s word of the day will be very useful — and one that will especially appeal to tween and teenage boys. The word is eructate. Eructate (i-ruhk-teyt) is a verb that means to belch. Eructate doesn’t refer to a quiet burping where a person daintily puts a […]

Word of the Day: Eructate


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For today’s word of the day, I would like to thank the Germans. I never took German in school so it’s a delight for me when I encounter words that come from that language. It’s like a whiff of fresh air. A new-to-me language brings a new-to-me word.  Sweet. And, […]

Word of the Day: Katzenjammer


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I’m sitting at my computer. I just ate a candy bar that is parading as a granola bar.  (The granola bar is covered with chocolate and has peanuts in it and is not much different that a Snickers candy bar.) It’s just a little nosh to quell my grumbling stomach […]

Word of the Day – Nosh



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Before I get to today’s word, I just want to recap one of the previous words I have written about: irenic. Irenic means peaceful or promoting peace, remember? Good. Because that word can easily be used at the same time that you use today’s word. Now on to the new […]

Word of the Day – Kerfuffle


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A new word recently crossed my path. I love it when that happens. It’s a good word. Useful, too. It’s crapehanger. At first, the word made me think of someone who hangs crepe paper streamers around the room. Maybe to celebrate a birthday. Maybe for a Halloween party. Or even […]

Word of the Day – Crapehanger


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Today’s word is an extremely useful word. One that parents could easily use a hundred times a day. Grandparents could use it a lot, too, depending on whether or not their grandchildren are around them (and each other) much. Today’s word of an-indeterminate-amount-of-time is irenic (pronounced eye-ree-nic with a long […]

Word of the Day – Irenic