I was talking to a friend about voluntarily neutering street dogs in Greece,'that's a great word' I thought, 'I'll have that on my blog in the weekly word slot'; and so here it is for you to dissect and play around with to your heart's content. I spent a little time turning the word over … Continue reading The Weekly Word is Neuter – What’s your alternative meaning?
Typically, the word Jaundice is associated with illness and it sounds as it is pus filled and angry. My alternative meaning for it is 'a way of opening the mouth wide and leaning the head back to indicate to other poker players that you would like to end the game without throwing your hand in'. … Continue reading Jaundice is the Weekly Word; what’s your alternative meaning?
Fidget is a lovely word - it sounds all sort of bitty and chirpy which is what I associate with fidget's - they can't keep still and are forever on the move. I probably like it because it reflects some of my essential nature as well - I find it hard to settle and stay … Continue reading Are you a Fidget? This is the Weekly Word
I have no idea why I chose the word Abstention as the candidate for the weekly word; I'm not known for my abstemious ways as I love to indulge in a mince pie or two coming up to Christmas, but when it popped up in an article I was reading I knew I had to … Continue reading The Weekly Word is Abstention
When I flung out my request for 'another word please', the response was 'Absolute' - yes we know that it's the name of the radio station and a brand of vodka (not that I touch the stuff you understand ....!), but it's a good word - it sort of sounds 'absolute' - if you know … Continue reading Absolute – The Weekly Word for the beginning of December
Adieu is one of those words that I associate with black and white love stories; where the couple are forced apart before they can finally be together permanently. You rarely hear it mentioned these days, except in playful homage to those times; but it's a fabulous word which resonates with all sorts of untold stories … Continue reading I Am Bidding You Adieu – It’s this weeks’ weekly word
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?
Acrimony, even the sound it makes you think that it's not very pleasant and when I spotted it in my thesaurus I knew I just had to have it on the blog. It was quite difficult to come up with an alternative meaning but I got there in the end and my offering this week … Continue reading My Weekly Word is Acrimony: Do You Have An Alternative Meaning?
I love it when people get involved in my blog and take me at my word. Over the last few months I've been sharing my weekly word posts and I've suggested that if readers have a favourite word that they let me know and I'll share it. Today, I have my first suggestion and it … Continue reading Especially for Billgncs; ASSAYED is The Weekly Word: What’s YOUR Alternative Meaning?
I was hovering around Madison Wood's blog today and noticed that she had tagged me in a post called The 'Look' Challenge. When I read more I realised that it was an attempt to make writers more aware of the frequency with which they use particular words, in this case the word 'look'. These are … Continue reading The ‘Look’ Challenge – Living Through the Medium of Facebook