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My Word! – May 20

Bibliomania Bib-lio-ma-nia Noun an extreme preoccupation with the collecting of books a craze for books or reading   Some say that Shirley has a touch of bibliomania.   This one comes from French and is traced back to the letters of French physician Guy Patin and a letter from 1652.  It is first used in…

My Word! – May 6

Zwitterion – May 6 Zwit-ter-ion Noun An ion holding both a positive and a negative charge Nope, not even gonna try. This one goes back to 1906 and comes from an Old German hybrid for two.  I just sort of liked the way it looked, and it does begin with z.

My Word! April 29

Yarborough Yar-ber-oh Noun A hand of cards in Bridge or Whist containing no Aces, face cards, or cards above a nine. Hilda was very unlucky at Bridge and once was dealt 5 yarboroughs in a row. This one goes back to only around 1900 when the second Earl of Yarborough was rumored to have bet…

Something New for You to Do

So football season is finally over, and not everyone likes baseball.  Oh, what to do on a Sunday evening, what to do? How about this:  Frank Disco of the Tech Committee has arranged for music videos to be shown on the big screens in the Clubhouse, in hi-def, on the first and third Sundays of…

My Word! – April 22

Xeric Zir-ick Adjective Characterized by or relating to only needing a small amount of moisture. Most so-called air plants can be categorized as xeric. While eventually tracing back to the Greek word xeros (meaning dry), this one only came to existence in 1926 when a bunch of botantists decided they needed a spiffy new word…