Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Coddle has two prominent meanings. Each meaning is very different from the other. I never really knew what the word truly meant until I just looked it up right now. I had always thought that it meant to rock something back and forth. In a way I was correct, but not 100%.

Coddle: To treat tenderly; nurse or tend indulgently; pamper: to coddle children when they're sick.

Coddle: To cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) in water that is just below the boiling point; cook gently.

Both forms of coddling are quite appealing... although as much as I love to eat I think I like the second meaning best...


Saturday, August 20, 2011


I had a pickle of a time figuring out what would be the next word to feature here at The Word Thoughts Blog. I sat down in front of the computer munching on a pickle looking up words on dictionary.com and than it came to me as I took another bite out of that juicy pickle - the next word must be pickle.

I like this word because it does have a few meanings and it is also one of my favorite foods. It's also a somewhat silly word.

Pickle: a cucumber that has been preserved in brine, vinegar, or the like.

 Pickle: A liquid usually prepared with salt or vinegar for preserving or flavoring fish, meat, vegetables, etc.; brine or marinade.  

Pickle: a troublesome or awkward situation; predicament: I was in a pickle after the check bounced.

Pickle: A sour, disagreeable person.

 Pickle: a situation in the game of baseball that occurs when the baserunner is stranded between two bases and is in jeopardy. When the base runner attempts to advance to the next base, he is cut off by the defensive player who has a live ball and attempts to return to his previous base before being tagged out. As he is doing this, the defenseman throws the ball past the base runner to the previous base, forcing him to reverse directions again. This is repeated until the runner is put out or reaches a base safely.


Sunday, August 14, 2011


If I could travel through all time
There's no place I would rather be than in the present
The past holds cherished memories of loved ones and good times
The present has a mystique of successes to be found
But there's nothing like today
With the job I work to build my future
With the pictures I hold to remember
With the ones I love today

The system of those sequential relations that any event has to any other, as past, present, or future; indefinite and continuous duration regarded as that in which events succeed one another.

 Time is one of those things in life that many people wrestle with. As we age we ponder the thoughts of death and the short time we have left on earth. The young are always racing around to be on time for a deadline or scheduled event. People get bored biding their time as they wait in a line. Some people feel they never have enough time to do all they want. Other people feel they have to much free time and become restless. 

What is time to you?

Al Stewart - Time Passages

The Time Warp - Rocky Horror Picture Show

Chicago - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?


Monday, August 8, 2011


Today's word comes from a comment made in the previous word topic of Siren. a reader/blogger named Flip mentioned the word Ambrosia in his comment. Therefore the word Ambrosia is the topic of this post. Thank you Flip for the inspiration.

Ambrosia: In ancient Greek mythology, ambrosia is sometimes the food, sometimes the drink, of the Greek gods (or demigods), often depicted as conferring ageless immortality upon whoever consumes it. It was brought to the gods in Olympus (a mountain range in Greece) by doves, so it may have been thought of in the Homeric tradition as a kind of divine exhalation of the Earth. Homeric is a from of the Greek language used by the poet Homer. Ambrosia is very closely related to the gods' other form of sustenance, nectar. The two terms may not have originally been distinguished; though in Homer's poems nectar is usually the drink and ambrosia the food of the gods.

Ambrosia: Also called ragweeds, bitterweeds or bloodweeds, are a genus of flowering plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). The scientific name of this genus is sometimes claimed to be derived from the Ancient Greek term for the perfumed nourishment of the gods, which would be ironic, since the genus is best known for one fact: its pollen produces severe and widespread allergies.

Ambrosia: is a relatively new cultivation of apples  originating in British Columbia, Canada in the early 1990's. It is medium to large in size and has mostly red coloration, with yellow patches. It has cream-colored, firm meat with a sweet, crisp, aromatic flavor reminiscent of pear and low acidity. Ambrosia harvest is mid to late season. Trees are hardy and no major disadvantages have yet been identified.

Ambrosia: is a variation on the traditional fruit salad. It contains sweetened whipped cream (or whipped topping), sour cream, or with less calorie yogurt, pineapple, mandarin oranges ,miniature marshmallows and coconut. Some versions also contain maraschino cherries, bananas, strawberries, also crushed pecans can be used. The mixture is then refrigerated for a few hours.

Ambrosia: is the name of a popular American rock band formed in southern California in 1970. Ambrosia had five Top Forty hit singles between 1975 and 1980. Their hits include the classics "How Much I Feel" (#3 in 1978), "Biggest Part Of Me" (#3 in 1980) and "You're The Only Woman" (#13 in 1980).


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The sound of a siren can is a disturbing sound. It signals distress, emergency and danger. It's a sound most of us do not like hearing.

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In Greek mythology a Siren is a sea nymph, part woman and part bird, who lures mariners to destruction by their seductive singing.

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Siren = A seductively beautiful and charming woman...

A siren of the silver screen is the epitome of grace, beauty and elegance always accompanied with an ever appealing bit of attitude.

Janet Leigh was one of the most versatile sirens of the silver screen with her beauty which ranged from dark and seductive to cute and peppy.

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A siren is an acoustic instrument designed with holes arranged in a circle rotated over compressed air or steam. when the air/steam is interrupted this produces musical tones.



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