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Little Fabulists

RDP Saturday – Fabulist

late 16th century: from French fabuliste, from Latin fabula (see fable).


One definition of today’s word: a liar, especially a person who invents elaborate, dishonest stories. 516 more words

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Fly and Drag

RDP Friday: WEEK

Old English wice, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch week and German Woche, from a base probably meaning ‘sequence, series.’

Well, however they got named, or wherever those names came from,  I’ve been learning something about weeks lately. 346 more words

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early 19th century (originally US, denoting a violent blow): of unknown origin.


How about that,  Unknown origin, but apparently first used in the USA.  309 more words

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PHOTO PROMPT © Jilly Funelli

Jenny clung to her balloon string with all the might in her sweaty, pudgy fist. “Where will it go, Mommy?” 77 more words

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Learn Something New

RDP Tuesday: Serendipity

1754: coined by Horace Walpole, suggested by The Three Princes of Serendip, the title of a fairy tale in which the heroes “were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of.” 153 more words

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Having a Blast!



The picture really doesn’t have much to do with what I’m thinking, but I really like it–so there it is :) 276 more words

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A New Word

RDP Saturday – Fleek

early 21st century: apparently an arbitrary formation; popularized in a 2014 video post on the social media service Vine by Kayla Newman (‘Peaches Monroee’). 99 more words

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