Sunday, December 30, 2012


Grace is a beautiful word with several meanings which are connected to one basic meaning.

Grace: Elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion or action: We watched her skate with effortless grace across the ice.

Grace: A pleasing or attractive quality or endowment: He possesses the manly graces.

Grace: A virtue coming from God. Favor or goodwill. Mercy, clemency, pardon or forgiveness: He was saved by an act of grace from the governor.

Grace: A short prayer at a meal asking a blessing or giving thanks.

Grace: A musical trill, turn or appoggiatura

Grace: A commonly given female first name: Grace Kelly, Grace Jones, Grace Slick.

Grace Kelly (aka Princess Grace)

Grace Jones (Jamaican singer, songwriter, actress, model)

Grace Slink (singer of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship)

Grace: A classic album released by the late Jeff Buckley in 1994

Jeff Buckley - Grace (click here)

Jeff Buckley - Grace (video)


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


This word doesn't have as many meanings as other words featured on this blog. Though it is an interesting word. The word was first used in 1624 in Captain John Smith's "Generall Historie" in reference to the Virginia Rivers.

Swamp: a tract of wet, spongy land, often having a growth of certain types of trees and other vegetation, but unfit for cultivation.

Swamp: A situation or place fraught with difficulties and imponderables: a financial swamp.

Swamp: to overwhelm, especially to overwhelm with an excess of something: He swamped us with work.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Post 100 (Hundred)

Welcome to The "Word Thoughts" Blog... this post marks a milestone for this blog. This is the 100th post.

This blog debuted with it's first post on March 5, 2011. The idea was to post a new word every day. That lasted until about April 20, 2011. From there it went to every other day, then twice a week and now to wehnever I have the time to post here. I run something like 8 blogs, 4 facebook pages, a forum and 2 websites. I am busy... but I love the internet.

The word (or number) Hundred is a number of prime importance. To reach one hundred of anything (such as age, miles, etc) is considered an achievement.

In Roman Numerals the symbol for 100 is the letter "C" 

100 Years = One Century

A person who lives to the age 100 is called a centenarian

A few famous centenarians:
George Burns (actor, comedian) 1896-1996
Bob Hope (actor, comedian) 1903-2003

Benjamin Franklin is on the U.S. One Hundred Dollar bill ($100)

Thank you to all who have been visiting this blog to read the first 100 posts...

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Sunday, November 4, 2012



Cement: a fine grey powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay, used with water and sand to make mortar, or with water, sand, and aggregate, to make concrete

Cement: a hardening, adhesive, plastic substance, used in the repair of teeth for anchoring fillings or inlays, for filling, or for fastening crowns.

Cement: something that unites or joins; bond 


Wednesday, October 3, 2012


With this blog post I am going to attempt to squeeze the meanings of the word "squeeze".

Squeeze: To press forcibly together, compress

Squeeze: To cram into a small place

Squeeze: To extract juice from fruit or vegetable

Squeeze: to hug

Squeeze: Pressure put upon a person to extract information from them

Squeeze: In the card game Bridge: to lead a card that forces (opponents) to discard potentially winning cards
 Squeeze: Significant other

Squeeze: A popular British new wave band who enjoyed the bulk of their popularity from 1978 to 1988. Their hits include; "Take Me I'm Yours" (1978), "Pulling Mussels (From The Shell" (1980), "Tempted" (1981), "Black Coffee In Bed" (1982) and "Hourglass" (1987)

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Pop is many things as you will see in this post...

Pop: A favorite soft drink...

Pop: a nickname for father or dad...

Pop: A sound, an explosion...

Pop: A type of music...

Pop: To pop in or to quickly arrive at a destination. Pop in for a visit...


Monday, August 27, 2012


Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth. - Ambrose Bierce


Fork: an instrument having two or more prongs or tines, for holding, lifting, etc., as an implement for handling food or any of various agricultural tools.

  Tuning fork

Fork: a pronged part of any machine, device, etc

Fork: A division into two or more branches. The point where a division starts.

Fork: In the game chess. To place (two enemy pieces) under attack with one of one's own pieces, especially a knight.



Monday, August 6, 2012


Curiosity is one of those words which harbors a sense of mystery. In many instances it is because of curiosity that we continue to grow and progress in many areas of technology, intelligence, medicine, science and so forth.

Curiosity: the desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness.

Curiosity: a strange, curious,  or interesting quality.

Curiosity:  The Curiosity rover is a nuclear-powered Mars rover that is part of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission by the United States. Curiosity carries the most advanced payload of scientific equipment ever used on the surface of Mars. The MSL spacecraft—with its payload Curiosity—was launched on November 26, 2011 and successfully landed on Aeolis Palus in Gale Crater on August 6, 2012.


Sunday, July 15, 2012


Depending how you use it funnel is one of those words that can either be an action or an object.

Funnel: a cone-shaped utensil with a tube at the apex for conducting liquid or other substance through a small opening, as into a bottle, jug, or the like.

Funnel: a smokestack, especially of a steamship.

Funnel: a flue, tube, or shaft, as for ventilation.

Funnel: to concentrate, channel, focus or target: They funneled all income into research projects.

Funnel: to pour through or as if through a funnel.



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