Word of the Week: hegira

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Fast 5 Posts: For 5 Wednesdays (with the exclusion of holiday Wednesdays!) I’m going to give my insights on 5 Books of the Bible. If you can’t read each of these books in one sitting, we need to have you evaluated for ADHD. So grab your Bibles (or beg, borrow or buy one, if need be) and find Obadiah and see what it says about Biblical times. I will do the same and let you know on Wednesday what I’m learning about this under-appreciated part of our Bibles.

My Favorite Things Update: This coming Friday is not only Halloween, but also another installment of My Favorite Things, so as you put out the bowl of candy (that your family will hopefully NOT consume right before that “witching hour” approaches), grab your laptop, phone or tablet and read the blog and wait for those cute trick-or-treaters.

Greetings, my Word Lovers! Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was fantod. Merriam-Webster Online says that fantod is: a state of irritability and tension or an emotional outburst. I’m trying to figure out why I’ve never heard of this word–I think I could safely say I’m fantod-proficient. (And my family, friends and former co-workers would probably agree.)

Today’s word is hegira. Here are my guesses for its definition or definitions:

hegira: (hi-ˈjī-rə, ˈhe-jə-rə) 1. the opposite of shegira 2. the male end of a gear 3. some random Greek god that no one cares about

What’s your definition guess for hegira? Go here to submit your guess and I will tell you next Monday how close you came to being correct!

Wednesday’s Post: Oh, bad Obadiah…

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