Posted in July 2013

Conundrum

Me: What kind of white wine do you have? Waiter: We have a nice conundrum. Me: Huh? Yes, apparently not only is conundrum a word which means a riddle whose answer is or involves a pun (according to Merriam Webster), but it’s also a wine with a “robust, floral and bright tropical taste.”  Conundrum, the … Continue reading

Shenanigans

Shenanigans. A word you can’t say without smiling or smirking. Well, I can’t, anyway. And I’m more than a little amused that in researching this word I found it was a children’s television program that ran from September 26, 1964 to March 20, 1965, and again from September 25 to December 18, 1965. This amuses me as I … Continue reading

Scurry

“Oh no, it’s tomorrow! I must scurry.” So read a facebook update this morning from the delightful Judy Clement Wall.  Scurry. What a great word. Or well, a bon mot. You probably already know it means to move hurriedly, with short quick steps. According to etymonline, it may be “from hurry scurry (1732), a reduplication … Continue reading