Category Archives: Word Nerd Wednesday

Word Nerd Wednesday – Draconian

Happy Reformation Day, and welcome to all my word nerd friends. Last week I did a Top Ten Tuesday post focusing on villains, which mentioned “the Draconian Mr. Murdstone”—David Copperfield’s step-father. And that lead to the inevitable question: where did … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Forty Winks

Greetings, word nerds! This week’s Word Nerd Wednesday post is inspired by a poem by Shel Silverstein. I don’t know whether you know of his various children’s books, but Runny Babbit is a popular one in our household, all the funnier … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Orectic

Greetings, fellow word nerds. We haven’t played a game of What Do You Think It Means for a while, have we? Well, I found a great word for us this week: Orectic. I have four possible definitions for you:

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Bucolic

Happy Wednesday, word nerds! A couple of months ago I posted about a word that I thought really didn’t sound like its definition: effulgent. (You can read that post here.) Last week, I was reminded of another word that fits into … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – To a T

Hello, word nerds! It’s been a little while since I did a word nerd post, but last week I wrote a review that mentioned a character who fit a certain description ‘to a T’. First of all I had to … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Sparking

Greetings, word nerds! It’s a while since I’ve had a Word Nerd Wednesday post, but I’m back today and ready to start a revival. You may have looked at today’s word and thought, “Sparking? How can there be anything interesting … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Repentance

Welcome to Wednesday, word nerds! Today’s word won’t be new to most (if not all) of you, but I’ve had occasion to give it some thought this last week. First of all, Psalm 51 came up in our Bible reading … Continue reading

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