Friday, February 10, 2017



Count is one of those interesting words in which it's various meanings have nothing to do with each other.

 Let's being with the origin of the word. It's origins date back to 13th century France. The word with it's Latin root means to calculate or compute in other words to count such as in numbers. It is later that the other meanings came into play.

Count: To calculate or recognize one by one to determine the total number, add up: He counted his tickets and found he had ten.

Count: To list or name the numbers: Close your eyes and count to ten.

Count: To consider or regard: She counted herself lucky to have survived the crash. Count me in.

Count: In some European countries a nobleman equivalent in rank to an English earl.


Friday, September 25, 2015


The word wax has a few interesting meanings. it's one of those words you don't often think has many meanings. Generally you just think of it as the material used to make candles. Though as you read this article you will discover the other uses for this word.

Wax: a sticky yellowish moldable substance secreted by honeybees as the material of honeycomb; beeswax.

Wax: The is the action of waxing such as rubbing, smearing or polishing with wax. Waxing your car.

Wax: To make a phonograph recording. In the early days of recording it was a common slang phrase to use the term "wax" for records.

Wax: To defeat or beat with a stick.

Wax: Such as "the whole ball of wax." the entire or overall plan, concept, action, result, or the like.

Wax: To increase in space, intensity, quantity and power. Discord waxed at an alarming rate.

Wax: Wax was a group formed in the 1980's comprised of Andrew Gold (songwriter of the song "Thank You For Being A Friend") and Graham Gouldman (bassist/guitarist from the band 10cc). They had two hits "Right Between The Eyes (1986) and "Bridge To Your Heart" (1987).


Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The word "neat" is a really neat word. Okay so maybe that was a bit cliche... but I just couldn't help myself. 

Neat: Undiluted, without water or another mixer, straight, strait up. Used to describe spirits or an alcoholic beverage; "I'll take my scotch neat."

Neat: In a pleasingly orderly and clean condition, tidy.

Neat: A slang word for great, wonderful, fine. "What a neat car!"

Neat: Clever, dextrous or apt. "That's a neat idea."

Neat: The Old English definition is a domestic bovine animal such as an ox or a cow.



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