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Mewling…A Cry and a Whimper

I use the word mewl a lot when I’m upset over something. Finally, a friend asked, what the hell does mewl mean exactly? Sometimes my affair with language gets out of hand, without me realizing I may sound slightly smug … Continue reading

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A Cheeky Word

While speaking with a friend, she called a guy we both know, cheeky.  So not to display my ignorance, rather than ask it’s meaning, I came home to do research. Cheeky, an adjective… impudent or irreverent, typically in an endearing or amusing way: a cheeky grin. … Continue reading

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Prig, A Superior Word

 I overheard two men talking. One said to the other, “I really like Kyle, but he’s such a fucking prig.”  Prig? Now there’s a word you don’t hear very often, so naturally my ears flapped like Dumbo’s. Prig: a self-righteously moralistic … Continue reading

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A Custom-Made Word

Whenever a word I’ve never used or even heard of keeps popping up, it gets my attention. Bespoke, an adjective, pertaining to the matter of dress…a natty, well-heeled, personal style…custom-made, made to order to a particular specification. To display…he lived … Continue reading

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May I Have A Word With You?

Every once in a while a word flies out of my mouth when I wonder, where the hell did that come from. I found myself telling a friend he had a lot of gravitas. He gave me a funny look … Continue reading

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Preen, a verb…to devote effort to making oneself look attractive and then admire one’s appearance : adolescents preening in their bedroom mirrors. To preen, congratulate or pride oneself : he’s busy preening himself on acquiring such a dandy haircut. This … Continue reading

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