Good Morning Friends & Digital Neighbors! How about another visit to The Little Book of Lost Words: Collywobbles, Snollygosters, and 86 other surprisingly useful terms worth resurrecting by Joe Gillard. I hope you all had a good weekend and are ready for another run at the week. For those of you who are retired, it is Monday, October 25th, two months before Christmas.
My trip down these word tours is due to Ralph who typically attends daily Mass with his wife Cindy. Ralph is a retired psychiatrist and made a comment one day about me doffing my hat to Cindy. It started a wonderful conversation about obscure words and here we are with a series of books on forgotten and obscure words. Words contain such power, use them well. I have a love-hate relationship with language, I love words, I hate grammar. I enjoy speaking and writing, I hate the verbal blunders I commit and the typos and errors that contaminate my writing. More than likely it is a self-inflicted problem because of my desire to finish too many things in haste. I suspect if I slowed down there would be less, but not zero. My proofreading contains too much "I know what I meant, don't you?" editorializing in my mind. Oh well, a boo & a hoo - let the fudgelling begin!
FUDGEL - Eighteenth century. English. Regional dialect. To pretend to work without actually doing anything.
These day we call them "influencers." Try not to spend the day fudgelling my friends unless you are among the Retired and Content, in which case fudgel all day long!
Today's photo - Sheffield Park Gardens in East Sussex
Hey @SEPTUAGENARIAN, hope they make you smile
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
The algorithm is always listening.
This popped up today.
The ADD crew bandied this about a few days ago.
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Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...