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Phrase of the day: bon mot [ bon -moh; French bawn -moh ] noun, plural bons mots [bon -mohz; French bawn -moh]. a witty remark or comment; clever saying; witticism.
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Word of the day: Mizzle verb (used with or without object) to rain in fine drops; drizzle; mist. Ex: By the time I left the cathedral it was already dark, mizzling, the kind of rain that looks li... View More
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Word of the day: Bowdlerize [bohd-luh-rahyz, boud-] verb (used with object), bowdlerized, bowdlerizing. 1. to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or obj... View More
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Steve Blu
But what are they saying?
May 13, 2021
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That's always questionable with Zippy. He's the guy that says laundry is another dimension.
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May 13, 2021
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Word of the day: boondoggle [ boon-dog-uh l, -daw-guh l ] noun a wasteful and worthless project undertaken for political, corporate, or personal gain, typically a government project funded by taxp... View More
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Word of the day: ubiety [ yoo-bahy-i-tee ] noun the property of having a definite location at any given time; state of existing and being localized in space. ... View More
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Word of the day: sumpsimus [ suhmp-suh-muhs ] noun, plural sump·si·mus·es for 2. adherence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term, holding to a precise practice, etc., as a rejection o... View More
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Word of the day: apothegm [ ap-uh-them ] noun a short, pithy, instructive saying; a terse remark or aphorism. ... View More
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Word of the day: bougie 1 or bou·jee [ boo-zhee, ‐jee ] adjective Slang. ... View More
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Phrases that horse-racing gave us: Down to the wire, homestretch, dead heat, photo finish, trifecta, neck and neck, fast track.
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Word of the day: mammock [ mam-uhk ] verb to break, tear, or cut into fragments; shred. ... View More
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Quote of the day: "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. Yet his shadow still looms. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of ... View More
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Word of the day: pandiculation [ pan-dik-yuh-ley-shuhn ] noun the act of stretching oneself, especially on waking. ... View More
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Word of the day: cackleberry [ kak-uhl-ber-ee ] noun a hen's egg used for food. Example: "You've got to break some cackleberries to make an omelet!"
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Word of the day: brummagem [ bruhm-uh-juhm ] adjective showy but inferior and worthless. Brummagem, an adjective and noun meaning “showy but inferior and worthless; something of that kind,” comes ... View More
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Word of the day: specious [ spee-shuhs ] adjective apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible. ... View More
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Word of the day: Chancletas. Something a little different today; another Panamanian thing. Indulge me. I was born in Texas but raised in Panama. Unlike many of my Canal Zone friends, I lived in the Re... View More
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Word of the day: harridan [ hahr-i-dn ] noun a scolding, vicious woman; hag; shrew. Not that any of us knows one... It's highly theoretical...
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Steve Blu
That's my word of the month. I'll use it all month long, out in public, dropping it then leaving the room. :-)
April 7, 2021
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Most of you know that I used to be a code-slinger at NASA as well as a lover of food. That's why this bit of news/trivia intrigued me: "Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse has contributed several recipes to... View More
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Word of the day: fustigate [ fuhs-ti-geyt ] verb (used with object) to criticize harshly; castigate. ... View More
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