#IlluminatedAlphabet – Day 21
#IlluminatedAlphabet – Day 21
Today, I’m glad to share
Advice for all who care.
Try not to be heard as clamorous
When you want to be seen as glamorous.
spring running in rain
the weather will not be fine
Warm sun with lunch outside.
The weather today complied.
Puffy clouds, blue sky, hooray.
Spring asserted itself today.
I wish to acknowledge that I occasionally overlook parts of my self-imposed regimen of word posting here.
Every day gets quickly filled by preparing the illustration which goes with this post, and the post appears elsewhere, too. Sometimes I simply forget to do the post in the whole sequence of places. This one typically comes last in my sequence…and gets missed as other parts of life begin to crowd in around me.
I admit that the past weekend has been extra challenging as I tried to keep myself busy, avoiding the final days of media churn leading up to the Super Bowl. I guess I distracted myself from this job, too.
At least the SB won’t be a problem for about a year. Let’s see if I can remember my task here.
Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin inutilis, from in- ‘not’ + utilis ‘useful’.
Important question of the day: Is inutile a useless word?
[This illustration MAY need a note. Some from recent generations might not recognize this land-line phone socket from the mid 20th century.]
A collectable object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its age and quality.
as modifier ‘an antique dealer’
1 Having a high value because of age and quality.
1.1 Intended to resemble the appearance of high-quality old furniture.
2 Belonging to ancient times.
2.1 Old-fashioned or outdated.
2.2 humorous Showing signs of great age or wear.
1 with object Make (something) resemble an antique by artificial means.
2 usually go antiquing – North American no object – Search or shop for antiques.
Late 15th century (as an adjective): from Latin antiquus, anticus ‘former, ancient’, from ante ‘before’.
Many times the WotD is an antiquated word, shared by one antique individual with MANY other like-minded codgers. We even recognize our CamelCase abbreviations, we’ve been at it so long, though maybe we do not know what CamelCase actually is.
Crossing miles or crossing wires,
We share our words and our desires.
Posting here, embedding there
Many ways today to share.
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For now, it seems this is not going to work.
Denoting a pulse in which a double beat is detectable for each beat of the heart.
Early 19th century: from Greek dikrotos ‘beating twice’ + -ic.
While “dichrotic” is mainly a medical term, a double beat is a strong element of drum and bugle corps performances.
1 predicative Utterly exhausted or defeated.
1920s: from Scots and northern English stonk ‘game of marbles’, perhaps of imitative origin.
Simon was stonkered after the game. It did help that his team had won, but there were at least two more games in the series to go.
1 Severe physical or mental suffering.
1.1 count noun A cause of severe suffering.
1 Cause to experience severe mental or physical suffering.
1.1 Annoy or provoke in an unkind way.
Middle English (as both noun and verb referring to the infliction or suffering of torture): Old French torment (noun), tormenter (verb), from Latin tormentum ‘instrument of torture’, from torquere ‘to twist’.
She tormented him with her words.