Whimsical, is a lovely word that seems to hark back to childhood when everything was lovely, nice and full of fairy tales with happy endings. However, it does have it's darker side as we shall see in the rest of the post. My alternative meaning for the word whimsical is "a calorie counter that judges … Continue reading Whimsical is The Weekly Word: What’s YOUR Alternative Meaning?
I dug out my trusty Thesaurus when I was planning the words for this slot to the end of the year, and when I spotted the word 'Stilted' I knew that there would be a great alternative meaning in there. I could have gone with something along a cheesy theme, or a circus them or … Continue reading Stilted is The Weekly Word: What’s YOUR Alternative Meaning?
The word I've chosen this week is Judicious, I came across in a leaflet I was reading whilst waiting at the dentist and it stuck in my mind, rather like the dentists tools sticking in my teeth. It is also a word I like to think suits me, although in fairness I think I'm probably … Continue reading Judicious is the Weekly Word: What’s your alternative meaning?
This week's word is Phlegmatic, it is one of the four temperaments first used by Hippocrates in Greco-Roman Medicine; the others were sanguine, choleric and melancholic. I have no idea why this word popped out at me but perhaps it describes how I'm feeling at the moment, a bit calm and quiet and pleased to … Continue reading Phlegmatic is the Weekly Word: What’s your alternative meaning?
I chose the word Doughty for this weeks word, it's on that pops up every now and again in the older novel, particularly the classics and isn't a word that is in common use any longer. I think we should bring it back though as it has a beautiful lyrical feel to it and is … Continue reading This Weeks Word is ‘Doughty’ What’s your alternative meaning?
My word this week is Contrary, it was a word often used by my ex-husband to describe me because I always disagreed with him! Apparently I wasn't supposed to have an opinion. As a result, it's not a word I particularly like, but it sounds wonderful Anyway, my alternative meaning for the word … Continue reading Contrary is the Weekly Word: What’s your alternative meaning?