Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wordsmithery – defenestrate

defenestrate – 1.  throwing a person or thing out of a window  2.  a usually swift dismissal or expulsion (as from a political party or office) ex. – After watching the last presidential debate I had the urge to defenestrate … Continue reading

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Wordsmithery – omnishambles

omnishambles – a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.  Oxford word of the Year

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Wordsmithery – contumacious

contumacious – Stubbornly disobedient: rebellious   Ex.  The judge threatened to charge the contumacious witness with contempt of court.   Wordsmith – Pamela Martin

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Top Ten States for Thanksgiving Cooking Fires

Top Ten States for Thanksgiving Cooking Fires   According to State Farm statistics gathered over the last five years the top ten states for Thanksgiving related cooking fires are: Texas Illinois New York Ohio Florida California Louisiana Pennsylvania Minnesota South … Continue reading

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Wordsmithery – What is a snood?

Snood – The flap of skin that hangs over a turkeys beak.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

  Let me tell you about the very rich.  They are not like you and me.  They think, deep down, they are better than we are.

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Quotes & Aphormisms – Tennessee Williams

When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone. Tennessee Williams

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Wordsmithery – satiety

satiety 1. the quality or state of being fed or gratified to or beyond capacity. 2. the revulsion or disgust caused by overindulgence or excess. EXAMPLE – eating beyond the point of satiety

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Wordsmithery – usufruct

usufruct 1.  the legal right of using and enjoying the fruits or profits of something belonging to another 2.  the right to use or enjoy something  

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Quotes and Aphorisms – PJ O’Rourke

Freedom of Speech Freedom of speech is important – if you have something to say. I’ve checked the internet; nobody does. P.J. O’Rourke  

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