The Gift That Keeps On Giving


One of those word-a-day calendars appeared in my stocking at Christmas.  This is today’s word.

I appreciate the gift.  I like words.  I like to learn more words (mostly to trounce people on Words With Friends, or complete the crossword puzzle)…but after looking at today’s word, I don’t think I have any chance of ever remembering this word.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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3 Responses to The Gift That Keeps On Giving

  1. Interesting word. In parts of the Midlands, UK where I grew up we had the word ‘pither’ which means to mess around or waste time. “Did you do your research at the library yesterday?” “No, I spent the whole day pithering around the house.”

    • Anthony says:

      We would use puttering, or if I were being completely negative pissing away
      I was puttering around the house.
      I was pissing away my day.

      • I like puttering – I’ve heard of pottering around the house, similar meaning. There is also dossing about, but doss can also mean something really good or fun, or to spend the night on a friend’s sofa or floor.

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