Fun With Words


Nov 4, 2019

One of these days I’ll do a post just on “Happiness is…”, but not today!

Did you know…

  • that fireflies aren’t flies, they’re beetles?
  • the word GIRL’s original meaning was ‘a young person of either sex’? (it’s true, I looked it up!)
  • Dr. Seuss invented the word NERD for his 1950 book If I Ran the Zoo?

Newspaper Headline: ’30 YEAR FRIENDSHIP ENDS AT ALTER’

Spring Chicken

In colder American climates, chicken farmers would sell most of their chickens in the spring. Birds born at that time (or just before) were more valuable than older birds that had survived the winter. Some farmers would try to sell the old birds for the same price as the younger ones. Buyers with a shrewd eye would know not to buy a bird that was ‘no spring chicken’. The term came to represent anything or anyone past their prime.

Oxymorons: – Amicable Divorce, Deafening Silence, Dry Drunk, floppy disk, irregular pattern, jumbo shrimp, paid volunteer,sweet sorrow,

Word of the day: Vibrissae – a cat’s whiskers

All info comes from The Weird World of Words by Mitchell Symons

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”

~ William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Hope you enjoyed and maybe learned something new!

Have a great day!!

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