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Word of the Week: rowel…

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Book Clubbers: I’m finished with Chapter 14. How about you? This is the week of the online discussion of the book (Friday, 10/25!). Can’t wait to hear your comments.

Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was redound. Redound has several meanings, according to Merriam-Webster online:

redound 1.  to become swollen (although says this is an archaic definition) 2. to have an effect for good or ill (Sooooo, why wouldn’t you just say it has an effect????) 3. to become transferred or added

I think I can safely say that redound has not redounded on me. What?!?! Maybe it’s time for a nap for MaryAnn?

This week’s WOW is rowel. Here are my guesses for its definitions:

rowel: (ˈrau̇(-ə)l) 1. a vowel that growls 2. the British way to spell roll 3. a towel rolled up and used to swat random people in a locker room (or physical abuse suffered at the hands of my older brothers who probably learned such a technique from being in locker rooms way too often)

What do you think it means?

Wednesday’s Post: You know you’re ancient when….

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Word of the Week: depone

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Tomorrow: The MIP Book Club officially starts! Do you have your copy of Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer? Click here for the MIP reading plan for it and links on how to order the book, if you don’t have it already.

Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was tourbillion. One of the MIP readers knows this word…for sure, thanks to a hubby who has a particular hobby. And if you think this hobby is knowing a lot of math terms, you would be wrong! Tourbillion, according to Merriam-Webster Online, refers to a whirlwind or the vortex of a whirlwind  or whirlpool. My guesses were way off. How about yours???

This week’s WOW is: depone. Here are my guesses for it:

depone: (di-ˈpōn) 1. one depot. 2. when Al Capone is dethroned. 3. to refrain from eating corn pone as in “The Help”

What’s your guess? Submit a comment below and let’s see who’s closest!

Wednesday’s Post: All the special ladies…

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Word of the Week: tourbillion

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Notice anything new about the MIP web site this morning??? If not, look up at the page tabs right above the dark blue “stripe” above this post. Yes, you found it! It’s the tab for the MIP Book Club! Go peruse that new page right now…it’s okay…I’ll wait! Needless to say, I’m excited about the Book Club and I hope you are, too! Keep up with the Book Club by clicking on that page periodically. I plan to announce the book for October very, very soon!

Good morning, Word Lovers! Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was orgulous. Merriam-Webster Online says that orgulous means proud. So, if your oldest kid just got a promotion, you could say you’re orgulous. If your middle kid is finishing up her master’s degree at a rather prestigious university, you could say you’re orgulous. And if your youngest is actually doing his homework as a freshman at another university, you could also say you’re orgulous. And yes, I get to say I’m orgulous on all 3 of those counts!

This week’s word is tourbillion. Here are my guesses for tourbillion:

tourbillion: (tur-ˈbil-yən)1. the number of tours cancelled if a cruise line has had a series of unfortunate events all in one year 2. the number of tourniquets used for a Sharknado movie 3. the number of bicycle tires used in the Tour de France

What’s your guess for tourbillion? I’m guessing that my mathematician readers already know this one!

Wednesday’s Post: Lessons Learned from Attending My First Women of Faith Conference…

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