Fun with Words

Nov 18, 2019

Attempted Murder

A group of at least three crows is called a murder

Osage Orange

Osage Orange:

  • Maclura pomifera, commonly known as the Osage orange, hedge, or hedge apple tree is a small deciduous tree or large shrub, typically growing to 8 to 15 metres tall.
  • Archers consider the wood of the Osage-orange to be the world’s finest wood for bows
  • it is a member of the mulberry family
  • has been known by a variety of common names in addition to Osage orange, including hedge apple, horse apple, bois d’arc, bodark, monkey ball, bow-wood, yellow-wood and mock orange (wikipedia)
Kissed by the Sun

Word of the Day: Nittles – the punctuation marks designed to denote swear words in comics (The Weird World of Words)

Joy is not in things; it is in us

Original meanings: BULLY – originally meant ‘darling’ or ‘sweatheart’

the warmth of the sun on a cold November morning

Origins of Expressions: A PIG’S EAR – This phrase derives from the old proverb ‘you can’t make a silk purse out os a sow’s ear’, which dates from the sixteenth century. In other words, no matter how skilled you are, if the material you’re working with is no good, you won’t be able to do very much with it. So if you make a pig’s ear of a job or task then you’ve done it badly.

– The Weird World Of Words by Mitchell Symons

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