SOUPCON [soop-SAWN]: a taste, a hint, a slight flavor of something


Most of the time, you will find today’s word, soupçon, written with a cedilla, that little curly-cue found at the bottom of the letter c.   That’s because it is a French word, and in French the way of indicating that the c is pronounced using the s sound is to put the cedilla there.  We don’t […]

TURGID: swollen, inflated

A fellow blogger began her posting describing a turgid morning, the day after a dinner party on her patio.   My imagination pictured a sultry, damp morning, the dew from the night hanging on the patio furniture, a mist suspended above the moistened grass on the fresh-cut lawn, the sun barely breaking through the fog-like mist […]

AVATAR: the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god.

Before you write to tell me that I’ve already talked about the movie, Avatar, let me explain.  This post is not about the movie, Avatar; it is about the word, avatar. I was not aware of the fact that the word was a noun in existence prior to the movie.  It turns out that it […]