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Exotic Words (B)



Of, resembling or containing butter.

Not to be confused, of course, with “Bootylicious”.

Destiny`s Child would never have used the word butter in their lyrics…would they?! 12 more words

Home... Soil... Rain...

This is not exactly free association, but I’ve been inspired by the daily prompt to riff on home, soil, and rain with some Victorian words for you, as I look out my window and see nothing but snow. 308 more words


Exotic Words (A)


I’d like to post a series of what I’ll call ‘exotic words’ (or words which we use or don’t use much these days, or words we read that we find almost out-dated, but interesting. 216 more words

Beautiful Scots Words You May Not Know - via @scottishbktrust

Another piece from the Scottish Book Trust. Author Anne Donovan discusses some of her favourite words from the Scots Thesaurus…

Beautiful Scots Words You May Not Know…

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Waltzing gaily out of the house in your underwear

Francesca Capaldi Burgess considers the dreaded editing, and those dratted ‘favourite’ words.

Editing is something I love and hate, much as Golem in Lord of the Rings… 529 more words


Holly invites us to reflect on our spiritual journey. For the next several weeks, we will be writing about different little words. Today is Michelle’s word, FLY. 213 more words


: hey, they're not extinct :

Quite the contrary. The thesaurus ¹ is alive and well on bookshelves around the world.

Sadly, the same can’t be said for Peter Roget, creator of this masterwork; he died (perished, croaked, kicked the bucket) in 1869. 108 more words