Article below written for Tidbits by Kathy Wolfe
This is especially for the logomaniacs out there; all those people obsessed with fancy words!
There are fancy names for things we see every day; for
example, that little metal band that encircles your pencil
eraser is known as a ferrule. A harp is not only a musical instrument, but also the hoop on a lamp that holds the lampshade in place.

If your boss offers encomiums about you, consider yourself honored. It means expressions of high praise have been sent your way! You certainly don’t want to hear that the boss is going to obviate your position. That means it’s going to be done, away with.

If you’re feeling stressed: lalochezia is not the answer. That’s when you use profane or abusive language to alleviate your tension.

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