Betsey Ellis

Betsey is a recovering agent of Satan (.i.e. a legal professional) now working towards a lifetime goal of becoming a perfectly sane cat lady, medieval clothing designer, and occasional playwright. Maybe even finish my doctorate.....nyah, probably not, who needs another expert in Elizabethan Law and its effect on the growth of the middle class.

WORD OF THE WEEK

WHEEPLE Whee-ple Intransitive Verb: To whistle or cry out feebly. Transitive Verb: To give forth a shrill cry or whistle. Dialectic verb used in British English. Harry used to annoy his co-workers when he would wheeple the 1-800-Cars-for-Kids jingle for hours at a time.

Indiana Wants Me

Lord, I can’t go back there. Okay, so I had a senior moment and a song flashback. It ain’t easy finding a way to start these sometimes. I mean, we’ve all been staying home and social distancing (which is really easy if you live alone. And cats are basically the mascots for social distancing…) so…

My Word! February 9

Bromide (bro-mide) Noun This one has two meanings: 1. A trite or obvious remark. 2. Any compound of the element bromide and another metal. These drugs were sometimes used as sedatives or paralytics. John just kept repeating the phrase, “follow your dreams” until it had become a meaningless bromide. Tennessee has been having trouble obtaining…

What’s In A Name?

Thank the good Lord that there is a couple of States before Iowa. I don’t know about you, but I am sick to death of hearing about Iowa. So instead, let’s look at a highly nutritious State (as long as you don’t load it up with butter, cheese and sour cream) – Idaho. Unofficially known…

Aloha, Hawai’i

HELLO GOODBYE Remember that old Beatles song “You say good-bye, and I say hello”? It might well have been written with our next target in mind. Aloha and welcome to the Nation’s most recent state (if you can call 1959 recent) Hawai’i. Yes, for the natives, that extra mark is necessary. They think it helps…