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What's The Word? Hmmm...something we all can be at times!

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Sunday September 19, 2021 What's The Word? It was created to learn new words...why? Why not? Keep learning. Besides, it could help expand your vocabulary or at least maybe just give you extra points in Scrabble! "His thinking has ossified as he's grown older; he won't accept new ideas." "The system has been ossified for too long." Today's What's The Word is something we really can all can be sometimes... stuborn, won't change....it's not just for the old, any age can fit this... We all...
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Corny Rock Garden!

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Welcome to my garden, where bad jokes grown like weeds! Don't you hate it when someone answers their own questions? I do. I used to think I was indecisive. But now I'm not so sure.  Always borrow money from a pessimist. They'll never expect it back. I can tell when people are being judgmental just by looking at them. Why did the scarecrow win an award?He was outstanding in his field. ***All Jokes are Corny and hit Rock Bottom!
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What's the word? If you're online, you'll get it!

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So, what's the word? Obviously if you're reading this, you're online.  This is one word that I have to say, I never heard of, but now, I most likely won't forget it! That's what's fun about doing "What's the Word?" I learn new words, some are strangely spelled, some are even more strange in how they are pronounced! This one is both! I like how this guy talks about how the hashtag bugged him!I Thought It Was A Pound Sign All of my life I have been indifferently been referring to this sy...
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Elder abuse

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Elder abuse is something that is not really acknowledged, with the exception of an eye opening occassional report. But then, just as so many elderly people are placed in "warehouses" we call nursing homes, the subject in shelved away, too. Elder abuse is not exclusive to nursing homes, it happens behind many closed doors, making it so easy to ignore. Is it because they've "lived their lives" or "they really don't have anything left to contribute." The only time you see elderly people o...
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What's the Word? Don't put off finding out!

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What's the Word? Who doesn't like to baffle people with using a word that they have never heard of, right? Besides, it's fun to have words for games like scrabble! Be sure if you learn the word, that you rember the definition!  So, let's look at a What's the Word and learn! What's the Word? Finifugal Definition:hating endings; someone who tries to avoid or prolong a relationship, or some other journey Used in a sentence: Hopeless romantics can be finifugal! We hope you've enjoyed this ...
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Ah, Aging!

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Ah, Aging .... some may disagree, but I think it beats the alternative! Family and friends gone long before they even had a chance to see wrinkles or gray hair! Our society focuses on youth and material things, two things that don't last! Many younger people love antiques, but avoid older people. Many younger people love to learn about their ancestors, you know, the dead ones. They don't care to hear their parents' or grandparents' personal stories, but will surf online digging for relatives' lo...
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Quotes on a Monday!

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Another Monday, another week begins! Another day starts ... I thought it would be fun to focus on children. What better way to do that than to share quotes by Captain Kangaroo? Now, I'm showing my age!  I grew up watching Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan). It's fun to take a look at his quotes and think about how wise his words were and really are timeless.  Here he was, on television five days a week, yet he knew the importance of time away from t.v.!   I wonder what he would t...
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What's the Word? Today, there are a few weird words!

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It's been awhile since we've done a "What's the Word?" So, today, we'll do more than one! The first word is STIVER. Meaning: The smallest amount.  Sentence: I doubt he has a stiver left. The second word is  DEIPINOSOPHIST. Meaning: A person skilled in table talk. My father is a  deipnosophist, he can get even the shyest dinner guests to take part in a debate. Third and final word is MALINGER. Meaning: To pretend illness, especially to get out of responsibilities, wo...
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What's the Word? Hmm...Gulp!

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Blue Ridge Wildlife Center's Raccoon Caging fundraiser

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 Facebook Find Facebook Fundraiser https://www.facebook.com/BlueRidgeWildlifeCtr/photos/p.4555457297801751/4555457297801751 Help us build new raccoon caging NOW! Donations made this week will be DOUBLED up to $10,000 by a very generous donor! Given the challenging permitting regulations associated with caring for raccoons, fewer rehabilitators are able to admit these animals each year. At the same time, ever increasing development means that humans are more likely to encounter raccoons...
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What's the Word? Well, to tell you the truth.....

What's the Word? Well, to tell you the truth.....
What's the Word? The word is Taradiddle.  It's a strange word. It kind of gives itself away. I think it's also a fun word! I looked up the meaning and found: Taradiddle.  This word references someone or something that is filled with pretentious nonsense or something that is a lie.  A great example of this is that classic fisherman's tale of how big the fish he caught was.  Usually the fisherman is lying or at least exaggerating about the fish, especially if he (or she) didn't...
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What's The Word? Well, it's an Odd One!

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What's The Word?  What's the Word? Well, since it's Sunday, I thought I'd look for an odd word. One that really stands out ....  The word is Nudiustertian. It even looks odd, am I right? I had no idea there was even a word for what it means.  So, the word Nudiustertian means: Of or relating to the day before yesterday ( noo-dee-uhs-TUR-shuhn, nyoo-) Use it in a sentence: Example:  "I shared some corned beef hash that nudiustertian morning."" (according to wordsense)...
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What's the Word? Use it in a humorous way!

Laughingirlpexels "You Bet Your Sweet Bippy!"
As a child of the 1960's I heard the word "Bippy" on the t.v. show "Laugh In." I was 10 years old when the television show started, many of the jokes were politcal, so I didn't understand a lot of it.  But the show was really silly and I still remember the popular characters, the show still makes me laugh. Bippy So, I am not sure where the original word bippy came from, but I do know the meaning is butt, or  as some say, buttocks. The fun response so many times on Laugh In was "Yo...
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It's BBQ Time! Root Beer Pork Chops!

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It' BBQ Time! Yep, May is coming, which means June is right around the corner! Time to get that grill out, clean it, make sure you have all of your utensils, if us like me, you have your special little pans. Small pans to melt butter, serving trays (saves a lot of trips in and out of the house)  we have small baskets to put burgers and fries in (saves a lot of dish washing)  We bought one of those wagons for outdoors, it's great for those items I just mentioned and more, ...
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Monday, Some Positivity to get you through it!

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Mondays, you might as well love them! Here's some positivity to help you on this Monday! Quotes from women we've known through the years! Barbra Streisand --I love things that are indescribable, like the taste of an avocado or the smell of a gardenia.  To have ego means to believe in your own strength. And to also be open to other people's views. It is to be open, not closed. So, yes, my ego is big, but it's also very small in some areas. My ego is responsible for my doing what I do - bad o...
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What's the Word? April 4, 2021

WhatWordpexels What's the word? Nescience
What's the Word? We're all familiar with words like, cluelessness, uninformed, unawareness. How about a word that you could use about the person that fits the description and not sound insulting. The word is nescience. **Merriam-Webster - Definition: Lack of knowledge or awareness **Merriam - Webster: example in a sentence: the appalling nescience of today's high schoolers concerning international affairs Now, I would take out the appalling in that sentence and most people would be clueless as t...
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What's the Word?

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What's the Word?  You ever write a word and you're not sure witch or which spelling is correct? I mean, really, there or they're pronunced the same, but there or their spelled differently.  Well, there's a word for those words. Actually, there's more than one word, of course! According to Merriam-Webster: Homophones are words that sound the same but are different in meaning or spelling. Homographs are spelled the same, but differ in meaning or pronunciation. Homonyms can be either...
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Ringo Starr 2021

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Ringo Starr, all about Peace and Love! Those aren't just words, he takes action through his art, music, talent! I see that Ringo's back in the news! I grew up under the Beatles influence, my oldest brother was (still is) a HUGE Beatles fan! I watched their movies too, showing the lighter side of the FAB Four, Ringo was always the fall guy. Their movies were just fun to watch. I love Ringo in so many ways. He's all about Peace and Love which was big in the 1960's and 1970's.  Ringo has ...
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How Odd?

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There's some weird facts out there, right? I mean, some of the things people come up with, you  wonder what kind of mind they had?  The follwing are a few examples: Pay for sunlight? Who would think of taxing windows in a building? Well, according to weird facts, William III introduced a tax in 1696 requiring those who had more than 6 windows in their house to pay a levy! No, really, it was known as daylight robbery!  In order to avoid the tax, people would brick up all windo...
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Wnctimes Takes a Look Back: 40 Years Ago

ClocknotebookPexels WNCTIMES Looks Back: 1981
Cost of Living 1981How Much things cost in 1981Yearly Inflation Rate USA10.35% Year End Close Dow Jones Industrial Average 875 Interest Rates Year End Federal Reserve 15.75% Average Cost of new house $78,200 Median Price Of and Existing Home $66,400 Average Income per year $21,050.00 Average Monthly Rent $315.00 Cost of a gallon of Gas $1.25 Below are some Prices for UK guides in Pounds SterlingAverage House Price 24,188Gallon of Petrol 1.32Yearly Inflation Rate UK 11.9%Interest Rates Year End B...
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