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February 10th, 2018

meant to update last night

...but my daughter's ongoing situation keeps me scattered and off balance too much of the time right now.

Still, I managed to get 3819 words in yesterday...sitting about 3 days ahead on count...so it was a good day.

candream you're up for Saturday...so hit it! ;)

Word of the Day 02/09/18 Horsefeathers

Horsefeathers (noun, interjection)
horsefeathers [hawrs-feth-erz] Slang.


noun
1. (used with a singular or plural verb) something not worth considering.

interjection
2. rubbish; nonsense; bunk (used to express contemptuous rejection).

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Origin: 1925-30, Americanism; horse + feathers, as euphemism for horseshit

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Sorry this wasn't up yesterday. First week of school and I'm trying to deal with bookstores that don't have any of the books I need...and getting money for the book they do have that I need.

Word of the Day 02/10/18 Abbreviate

Abbreviate(verb)
abbreviate [uh-bree-vee-eyt]
(previously 03-26-13)

verb (used with object), abbreviated, abbreviating.
1. to shorten (a word or phrase) by omitting letters, substituting shorter forms, etc., so that the shortened form can represent the whole word or phrase, as ft. for foot, ab. for about, R.I. for Rhode Island, NW for Northwest, or Xn for Christian.
2. to reduce (anything) in length, duration, etc.; make briefer: to abbreviate a speech.

verb (used without object), abbreviated, abbreviating.
3. to use abbreviations.

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Origin: 1400-50; late Middle English abbreviaten < Late Latin abbreviātus shortened (past participle of abbreviāre), equivalent to Latin ad- ad- + breviātus (brevi(s) short + -ātus -ate)


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