Saturday, December 31, 2011


Power is a fantastic attribute to possess. It can also be a debilitating attribute. Power when used correctly is strength and wealth. When used incorrectly is abuse and harassment.

Power is many things from a personality trait to a force which moves machines and tools.

Power: ability to do or act; capability of doing or accomplishing something. Great or marked ability to do or act; strength; might; force

Power: to supply with electricity or other means of power: Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into energy. The sun can power the world.

Power: to drive or push by applying power: She powered the car expertly up the winding mountain road.

  Power: operated or driven by a motor or electricity: a power mower; power tools.


Even Fred Flintstone had a power mower...

The Temptations - Power


Tuesday, December 27, 2011


The word "swell" has two prime descriptions. One is a term of growth, the other is a descriptive slang term. In the latter slang description of the word teachers of proper English shy away from using the word in that particular manner.

Swell: to rise in waves, as the sea. A wave, especially when long and unbroken, or a series of such waves.

Swell: to increase abnormally in size, as by inflation, distention, accumulation of fluids, injury or the like: Her ankles swelled from standing.

Swell: to puff up with pride.

 Swell: to cause to increase gradually in loudness: to swell a musical tone.

 Swell: Stylish, elegant, fashionably dressed, first rate, fine: a swell party


Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Hmmmm... it's just on the tip of my tongue... but I just can't seem to remember it...

Lethologica: The inability to remember a word or put your finger on the right word

Wikipedia describes the word as a psychological disorder that inhibits an individual's ability to articulate his or her thoughts by temporarily forgetting key words, phrases or names in conversation. 

The causes of lethologica include stress, physical fitness,  social interaction and memory capacity. It can be categorized as a lifestyle disease which is affected by individual personality traits.  

Lethologica was suggested by redmicasupra you can see his blog @


Saturday, December 10, 2011


The featured word in this post comes from a suggestion made by a fellow blogger known as Little Rabbit and she writes a blog called The Littlest Rabbit which you can visit at

I had never heard of the word ACOUASM until Little Rabbit mentioned it. It kind of a neat word. It can be like a dream or a it could even be a figment of your imagination. Just what is an acouasm?

Acouasm: a nonverbal auditory hallucination, as a ringing or hissing.

Acouasm originates from the Greek word ákou which means "something heard". And  ákou is a stem of the word akoúein which means to hear. 


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Admission, drug, intelligent, important, passage, solution, sound, tropical

A word with many meanings...

Key: a small metal instrument specially cut to fit into a lock and move its bolt.

 A USB key stores data and can basically be like an "office on the go"

 Unusual keys can be used in artistic projects

Keycards are used in many hotels around the world

Key:  something that affords a means of access: the key to happiness

 Key: a book, pamphlet, or other text containing the solutions or translations of material given elsewhere, as testing exercises. A systematic explanation of abbreviations, symbols, etc., used in a dictionary, map, etc.: pronunciation key. 


 Key: one of a set of marked parts, designated areas, or levers pressed in operating a typewriter, computer terminal, calculator, etc.

Yamaha YPG 235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano Keyboard

Key: tone or pitch, as of voice: to speak or sing in a high key.

 Nat King Cole sang in perfect pitch and key
... a few singers who sing (sang) on key and in perfect pitch: Julie Andrews, Mariah Carey, Karen Carpenter, Nat King Cole, Celine Dion, Freddie Mercury, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder

Key: chief; major; important; essential; fundamental; pivotal: a key person in the company; key industries.

Key: to regulate or adjust (actions, thoughts, speech, etc.) to a particular state or activity; bring into conformity: to key one's speech to the intellectual level of the audience.

 Key: a reef or low island; cay.

 Map of the Florida Keys which includes Key West and Key Largo

 Aerial shot of Key West, Florida

Key: a kilogram of marijuana or a narcotic drug.

 With a kiss I'd pass the key (lyric from the song "Houdini" by Kate Bush)


Sunday, November 13, 2011


R is for Real. Just being real about life and the way you treat those around you

E is for Enthusiasm. Be happy to see the people you love. Be happy to see people period.

S is Strength. Have the strength to let people know that you appreciate them.

P is for People. We gotta love each other.

E is for Esteem. To let others know you think highly of them.

C is for Courtesy. A little kindness and gentleness never hurt.

T is for Thankful... and Trust

In many cultures around the world bowing is a form of respect, gratitude and strength.

Otis Redding - Respect


Thursday, November 10, 2011


Beat is a great word to examine it's different meanings. It's various meanings come from different backgrounds and thoughts. It can be a musical word, a word of winning, a word of violence and several other meanings.

As follows The "Word Thoughts" Blog will try and shed some light on this short and somewhat inconsequential word, which really does and can affect our everyday lives.

Beat: To dash against, the rain beats against the trees

Beat: to strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly.

Channing Tatum in the movie "Fight"

Beat: to throb or pulsate: his heart began to beat faster


 Beat: to make a constant rhythmic sound, as in playing the drums.

 Beat: Stir vigorously: beat the egg whites well

The Whispers - And The Beat goes On (1980)


Sunday, November 6, 2011


Bacon love it crispy, love it in my pocket, love it on the movie screen. which bacon do you love most?

Bacon: the back and sides of the hog, salted and dried or smoked, usually sliced thin and fried for food.

A bacon cheeseburger is an American favorite 

Bacon: slang for earning a living. slang for money. Bring home the bacon.

Bacon: Kevin Bacon is an American actor best known for his role in the 1984 movie "Footloose". He has also starred in the movies Animal House, Diner, Flatliners, JFK, Mystic River, Hollow Man, X-Men:First Class and several others. Bacon also performs in a rock band with his brother Michael called The Bacon Brothers. They've recorded and released 6 albums.


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Stud: A horse or a number of horses, usually for racing or hunting, bred or kept by one owner.  A studhorse or stallion.

Stud: a knob, nailhead, or other protuberance projecting from a surface or part, especially as an ornament.

 Stud: any of a large number of small projecting lugs embedded in an automobile tire (studded tire) to improve traction on snowy or icy roads.

Stud:  a vertical member made of timber, steel, etc, that is used with others to construct the framework of a wall

Stud: An active, virile, muscular man (slang)

Stud: a variety of poker in which the first card is dealt face down before each player and the next four are dealt face up (five-card stud) or in which the first two cards and the last card are dealt face down and the intervening four cards are dealt face up (seven-card stud), with bets made after each round Often shortened to stud



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