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Speaking of words that make me smile, how about this?


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Polonius: What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet. Words, words, words.
(William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act II, Scene 2)


It occurs to me that, despite my longtime interest in words and language (dictionaries, thesauri, usage, etc.), I've never kept an online journal of favorite words, thoughts on language, that sort of thing. I suppose I could use this simple blogging site here at Dreamwidth for that purpose. It's just a thought. I'm still not sure I'll actually use this journal regularly. Meanwhile, here is one of my favorite words, which I don't get to use nearly often enough...


absquatulate

intransitive verb
ab·​squat·​u·​late | \ abzˈkwächəˌlāt, abˈsk-\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of absquatulate

 

1slang : DECAMPa frontiersman preparing to absquatulate and head for the wilderness
2slang : ABSCONDthe cashier absquatulated with the funds

(copied and pasted from m-w.com)
 
 
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It's a sickness, I guess. I keep finding new and different places to blog or journal.
I stumbled on this place while looking for the blog of a former professor, who used to have her main blog at LiveJournal.com.
I kind of liked the look of Dreamwidth, so I figured, what the heck? And here I am.

I don't suppose I'll be spending a whole lot of time here, but you never know...

At the moment, I'm sitting at White Bison Coffee in Nashville, looking out the window as I type. It's kind of a grey day, but warmer than it's been for the past several days. I have a cold, so the hot coffee feels good in my throat as I guzzle it down.

I've been tidying up my various blogs lately. I have several of them, on a variety of subjects. (Some have no subject at all, like this one.) Here are a few of the online places I've been visiting the most:
That's about all for now. Thanks for reading!

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