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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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MAY
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What's the Word? Hmm...Gulp!

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MAY
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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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MAY
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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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APR
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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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APR
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What's the Word? Use it in a humorous way!

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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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APR
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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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APR
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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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APR
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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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MAR
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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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MAR
19
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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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FEB
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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

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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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JAN
11
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Not just a guys' club: Resistance training benefits older women just as much as older men

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 Date: January 7, 2021Source:University of New South WalesSummary:Men and women aged over 50 can reap similar relative benefits from resistance training, a new study shows.Men and women aged over 50 can reap similar relative benefits from resistance training, a new study led by UNSW Sydney shows.While men are likely to gain more absolute muscle size, the gains relative to body size are on par to women's.The findings, recently published in Sports Medicine, consolidated the results of 30 diff...
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DEC
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And So This is Chistmas

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I sit here on Christmas Eve 2020, it's raining, seems fitting .... so much sadness,so much griefNo end in sight as illness and deaths rise,no sign of relief. Words to a song comes to mind from a long time ago by John Lennon Happy Xmas (War is Over) So this is ChristmasAnd what have you doneAnother year overA new one just begunAnd so this is ChristmasI hope you have funThe near and the dear onesThe old and the youngA very merry ChristmasAnd a happy New YearLet's hope it's a good oneWithout a...
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DEC
12
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Dr. Jill Biden, Keep the Title You Earned

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Dr. Jill Biden was trending on Twitter this morning. I was curious as to why, so I clicked on it and was surprised at what I found.  There was an article written by Joseph Epstein in the editorial section of the Washington Street Journal. I am not familiar with Epstein and after reading the full article "Is there a Doctor in the house? Not if you need an M.D.'  ,I don't plan on getting to know this Epstein. The following is the beginning of his article: "Madame First Lady—Mrs. Bid...
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DEC
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40 Years Ago Today, John Lennon was Shot and Killed

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Hard to believe it was 40 years ago today, John Lennon, a man of peace, was shot and killed. His music and his words will live forever.  It's hard for a lot of people to understand the impact of John's death. He was just 40 years old, yet he was known to the world for almost 20 years. The Beatles hit the shores of the United States in 1964.  They became popular right away, back then there were not the huge numbers of bands like today. The Beatles were no more in 1980 when John was kill...
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NOV
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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The man walked into Nighttown on Sunday in Cleveland, ordered the beer and asked for the check, which came to $7.02, owner Brendan Ring wrote on Facebook.  Ring said the man wished him well and told him to share the tip with the four employees who were working brunch service. As the man walked out, Ring wrote, he looked down at the tip and "realized he l...
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NOV
05
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$7,600 Reward Offered for Info on Wolf Poaching in Eastern Oregon

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$7,600 Reward Offered for Info on Wolf Poaching in Eastern Oregon For Immediate Release, November 4, 2020   Contact Amaroq Weiss, Center for Biological Diversity, (707) 779-9613, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Danielle Moser, Oregon Wild, (503) 975-0482, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Brooks Fahy, Predator Defense, (541) 520-6003, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.ie Taylor, Northwest Animal Rights Network, (971) 288-6184, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.] $7,600 Reward Offered for Info on Wolf Poachin...
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OCT
08
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Pence's Non Answer When Asked What Happens if ACA Overturned

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Wnctimes -- It's all over the news... how Harris 'refused to answer the question.'  The question asked by Susan Page, the monorator to Pence was how people with pre-existing conditions would be protected if the Affordable Care Act was overturned. Instead of answering the question he was asked, Pence began talking about abortion and then asked his own question to Harris 'Are you and Joe Biden going to pack the court?' The focus is on Harris not answering Pence's question instead of...
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