Friday, January 4, 2019

Abominable, Heinous. A Snowman by Any Other Name Would be as Scary...

Heinous • \HAY-nuss\ • Adjective – Hatefully or shockingly evil: abominable

The synonym of heinous
Yeti’s alias

Friday, December 28, 2018

Indubitably, It's DeBussy...

Canorous /kuh-NORE-us/ Adjective - Pleasant sounding: melodious

The sounds of heaven
Canorous strains, Clair de Lune
Great work DeBussy!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Don't Let Your Grammar be a 97 Pound Weakling...

Enervate /ENN-err-vayt/ Verb – 1: to reduce the mental or moral vigor of; 2: to lessen the vitality or strength of.

Using passive voice
Enervates your turgid prose
Use the active voice!

(You know, the little voice in your head…)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet...

Betwixt / bih-TWIKST/ adverb or preposition – Between.

Beauty, her splendor
A red rose betwixt two thorns
A fragrance divine

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Give Thanks for All Your Blessings...

Thanksgiving /thanks-GIVE-ing/ Noun – 1a, capitalized: Thanksgiving Day b: a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness 2: the act of giving thanks 3: a prayer expressing gratitude

Blessed Thanksgiving
Family, friends, and colleagues
Glad thanks for them all

Friday, November 16, 2018

“Oh Captain, I do declare!”

Coquetry • \KOE-kut-tree\ • Noun - A flirtatious act or attitude

Fluttering lace fan
Sparking eyes, a hidden smile
Southern coquetry

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The falling leaves...drift by my window...

Rambunctious• \ram-BUNK-shuss\ • Adjective - Uncontrolled in a way that is playful or full of energy

Fall winds, swirling gusts
Rambunctious leaves playing tag
Float softly to rest