The Weekly Word is ZEALOT: Have you got an alternative meaning?

This week the weekly word will be ZEALOT and my alternative meaning is a 'an extremely effective salesperson'. Do you have any suggestions for an alternative meaning? This week’s word is ZEALOT, it is a NOUN and is pronounced ‘zell-ott’ The…

Syntax is my Weekly Word: Can you guess my alternative meaning?

    This weeks word comes courtesy of the lovely Stevie who was listening to me going through the dictionary to find something suitable; 'it's all just syntax really isn't it' he quipped, and that was me hooked right in.…

Judicious is the Weekly Word: What’s your alternative meaning?

The word I've chosen this week is Judicious, I came across in a leaflet I was reading whilst waiting at the dentist and it stuck in my mind, rather like the dentists tools sticking in my teeth. It is also…

Phlegmatic is the Weekly Word: What’s your alternative meaning?

This week's word is Phlegmatic, it is one of the four temperaments first used by Hippocrates in Greco-Roman Medicine; the others were sanguine, choleric and melancholic. I have no idea why this word popped out at me but perhaps it…

This Weeks Word is ‘Doughty’ What’s your alternative meaning?

I chose the word Doughty for this weeks word, it's on that pops up every now and again in the older novel, particularly the classics and isn't a word that is in common use any longer. I think we should…

Contrary is the Weekly Word: What’s your alternative meaning?

    My word this week is Contrary, it was a word often used by my ex-husband to describe me because I always disagreed with him! Apparently I wasn't supposed to have an opinion. As a result, it's not a…

Lackadaisical is the Weekly Word, what’s your alternative meaning?

Yesterday I was sitting with the lovely Steve and our neighbour drinking tea and eating chocolate covered cake bites (delicious but very bad for the waistline) and the conversation turned, as it often does to words and what they mean.…

Hysteria is the Weekly Word: Hysterical or His Tears in Ria?

I was chatting with the lovely Stevie yesterday about the word Hysteria. Now I know it's also the title of the Short Story and Poetry Competition for the Hysterectomy Association, but it turns out that it also happens to have…

Hammam is the Weekly Word: Mammy’s Ham or Turkish Bath?

The word this week is Hammam, I chose it because it popped into my head on Saturday morning for some reason and I immediately had an image of my Irish grandmother slicing ham in her kitchen in Belfast. This is…