Tag Archives: Etymology

Word Nerd Wednesday – Cliché

Welcome, word nerds! I have a quick one for you today that follows on from last week’s post on the word stereotype. As a brief recap for those who missed last week’s post (and are too lazy to click on the … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Mugging

Today’s Word Nerd Wednesday post begins with a joke: Q: Why did the coffee go to the police station? A: He needed to report a mugging. Did I get a groan out of you? 

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Idiosyncrasy

Happy Wednesday, word nerds! Don’t you think idiosyncrasy is a cool word? I’ve been reminded of it thanks to my current read, which I can’t say anything about at present (how’s that for getting all mysterious on you!) The word … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Nightmare

Greetings Word Nerds! Last night as I was saying goodnight to my children, my nine-year-old son piped up with the question, “Mum, what is a mare?” One of my other children replied by saying it was a female horse, which … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Green With Envy

Hello fellow Word Nerds. Sorry about missing a few Word Nerd posts, but things have been going off script around here, first with extended illness making its rounds in the family (mostly flu), and now with my husband’s back putting … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Dystopia

Wednesday has rolled around again Word Nerds! Today I’m looking at the word dystopia in anticipation of a fantastic novel that releases this Friday (28 April): The Uncloaked by J. Rodes (who will be more familiar to readers as Jennifer Rodewald).

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Easter

Welcome, Word Nerds! I hope you had a blessed Easter! In fact, we’re going to talk about the word Easter in just a moment, but first, last week’s word: Widdershins. Widdershins – in a left-handed, wrong, or contrary direction; counterclockwise Congratulations to kathyscottage, who … Continue reading

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