My Word! February 9

Bromide (bro-mide)
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 the bromide used in its combination of three drugs used for executions.

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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.