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Unusual Words

A by no means exhaustive list of rare, obscure, strange and sometimes funny words. Words that are used so seldom, you wonder who invented them and why.. 8 more words



Our church has a verger.  I have often wondered what that word means.  The word “sexton” came up while exploring “verger”, so I have included that here too. 546 more words

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The hymn sung immediately before the reading of the Gospel is called a Gradual.  This does not mean that it has to be sung very slowly.   53 more words

Unusual Words

Unusual words

Parts of our modern Christian practice are based on traditions and beliefs that stretch back many hundreds of years.  As one of the articles in this section shows, even the architectural design of church buildings is based on theological ideas that existed long ago.  54 more words

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Thanksgiving Words and Their Stories

I won’t be blogging until after the holiday, but in the meantime I’ll leave you with the origins of a few common Thanksgiving words. Use them to impress your family and friends. 496 more words


Finishing Touches

‘You are to include image and type in any way that you feel is suitable. Each poster must contain at least one ‘unusual’ word and its dictionary definition. 123 more words