Friday, February 17, 2017

Some New Trending Words: It All Depends

Hello Grafted In Readers,

Today is winter, February 17, 20176 in my corner of blog-land. I was just looking at trending words from the Merriam Webster online dictionary site. Generally, this refers to words people may be looking up that have been seen or heard as a result of recent popular news items. Here are just a few. I, of course, will add a little editorial comment..

Feminism: Defined to mean the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. That's safe and unchanged from previous decades.

Chimera: Scientists create a human-pig Chimera. Defined in Greek mythology, a fire-breathing female monster. Hmmmmmmm.

Odiele: Hanne Gaby Odiele, discloses that she is intersex. Okay, I'm turning 65.

Sycophant: "You are not supposed to be sycophants," former President Obama. Defined as, Obsequious flatterer or self-seeking.

Note: Most online dictionaries feature trending words to show what people may be looking up. See Cambridge Dictionary online, Merriam Webster online or online for example.

Meantime, thanks for dropping by and noting a few words, or leaving some as a comment.

Kevod Yeheveh, the Presence of Adonai be with you always!

Mellow Rock
David Russell

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