Word (actually phrase) of the Day for Monday, March 30th: “Hunker Down”

Hunker down Q From W Walker: When Hurricane Floyd was threatening the American east coast, every weatherman seemed to use the phrase hunker down. Do you have any idea where this word and phrase came from? A It sounds like the most typically American of phrases, but it seems originally to have been Scots, first recorded in theContinue reading “Word (actually phrase) of the Day for Monday, March 30th: “Hunker Down””

Bonus Word of the Day for Wednesday, March 18th – dystopian

dys·to·pi·an /disˈtōpēənadjective relating to or denoting an imagined state or society where there is great suffering or injustice.”the dystopian future of a society bereft of reason” A dystopia (from Ancient Greek δυσ- “bad” and τόπος “place”; alternatively, cacotopia,[1] kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.[2][3] It is translated as “bad place” and is an antonym of utopia, a termContinue reading “Bonus Word of the Day for Wednesday, March 18th – dystopian”

Word of the Day for Wednesday, March 18th: draconian

draconian adjective, often capitalized dra·​co·​ni·​an | \ drā-ˈkō-nē-ən  , drə- \ Definition of draconian 1law : of, relating to, or characteristic of Draco or the severe code of laws held to have been framed by him2: CRUELalso: SEVERE I’ve heard this word several times over the past week in reference to the Coronavirus outbreak and knew nothing of what it meant. So I decided it was time to doContinue reading “Word of the Day for Wednesday, March 18th: draconian”

More on Bedevilments, the Word of the Day

Bedevilments of the Disease This is taken from Page 52 in the Big Book.  It is a list of common bedevilments we experience as alcoholics / addicts.  The motivation is to seek “God-sufficiency” over self-sufficiency to be rid of them: ~ We were having trouble with personal relationships ~ We couldn’t control our emotional natures ~Continue reading “More on Bedevilments, the Word of the Day”

New Word of the Day – “Bedevilment”

I was at a meeting of friends this morning, when someone in the group used the work “bedevilment.” I’ve probably heard the word used somewhere along the way in my life, but this was the first time I really payed attention to it. So I decided to do a bit of research to see ifContinue reading “New Word of the Day – “Bedevilment””