Tag Archives: Where Did It Come From

Word Nerd Wednesday – I’d Give My Eye-Teeth

Happy Wednesday, word nerds! Today’s Word Nerd post is inspired by yesterday’s Top Ten Tuesday post in a round-about kind of way. Yesterday’s topic was Books I’d Slay a Lion to Get Early. As I was thinking about the post, I … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Out of the Blue

Welcome, word nerds! Word Nerd Wednesday is back after a two-week hiatus due to sheer busyness! This week’s phrase comes to you from my eldest daughter, who loves these posts (and proof reads them before I post them!) She heard … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Bluestocking

Welcome, Word Nerds! I’m not sure how many of you are familiar with today’s word, although if you’re a reader of historical novels, particularly those set during the late 1700s and early 1800s, chances are you’ve come across it. The … Continue reading

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Quixotic

Welcome Word Nerds! Last week, in one of the book launch teams I’m on, we were given the task of describing ourselves using three letters—QRF—and one of the team members described herself as quixotic. That led to the inevitable question, … 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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