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For the record, this is just another random blog post.

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jiffy

jiffy

/ˈdʒɪfi/
noun
informal in singular
A very short time; a moment.

Origin
Late 18th century of unknown origin.

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Sometimes a word of the day takes just a jiffy. Of course, the illustration might run on longer.

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Visual Music Punning

Visual Music Punning

On December 30, 2019 a few of us in the fediverse had what I thought was an enjoyable exchange of visual punning with a music theme.

It began when I posted this:

the start

Things moved along over the next hour or so. Some of the response images were created on the fly.



Yes, good eye. You can see sharp.

For those who really wanted it, here’s the whole note.

From here on I’ll just be resting.

In keeping with the unofficial Fediverse/Mastodon Coda conduct, think this should come to an end.

Why can’t I just let things end?

dacapo

[As you have certainly decided by now. I get wrapped up in my own foolishness. Go on, now. Get on with your own projects!]

sibling

sibling

/ˈsɪblɪŋ/
noun
Each of two or more children or offspring having one or both parents in common; a brother or sister.

Origin
Old English, in the sense ‘relative’ (see sib, -ling). The current sense dates from the early 20th century.

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Though the word sibling via “sib” is of unknown origin, the same cannot be said of any pair of siblings. Just ask their mother!

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(I’m sure everyone will agree, the best day to talk about twins is Tuesday.)

legume

legume

/ˈlɛɡjuːm/ [leg-guum]
noun
1 A leguminous plant (member of the pea family), especially one grown as a crop.
1.1 A seed, pod, or other edible part of a leguminous plant, used as food.
1.2 Botany The long seed pod of a leguminous plant.

Origin
Mid 17th century (denoting the edible portion of the plant): from French légume, from Latin legumen, from legere ‘to pick’ (because the fruit may be picked by hand).

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Peas understand that it amazes me that we have bean sew off our feed here that we have not picked legume for our word harvest before today.
(Perhaps you want to give thanks for that after reading the sample sentence. Frankly, I think I nailed it!)

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commotion

commotion

/kəˈməʊʃ(ə)n/
noun
1 A state of confused and noisy disturbance.
mass noun ‘they set off firecrackers to make a lot of commotion’
1.1 mass noun Civil insurrection.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin commotio(n-), from com- ‘altogether’ + motio (see motion).

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To paraphrase Little Eva from the 1960s, be calm. Come on. Come on. Do the low commotion with me.

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indentation

indentation

/ɪndɛnˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
1 mass noun The action of indenting or the state of being indented.
count noun ‘an indentation for each change of speaker’
2 A deep recess or notch on the edge or surface of something.

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A standard Web page does not show paragraphs with indentation. Leading “whitespace” isn’t standard. The Web wasn’t initially designed for publishing fiction. Good page designers have tricks to get the job done if needed.

[Random Quandry: When a dentist pulls a tooth is it an ‘outdent’?]

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