Word of the Day: Sycophant

a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage; bootlicking: attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery

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Word of the Day: Hiatus

Hiatus: A break or pause; A gap in a series, making it
incomplete; A syllable break between two vowels, without an intervening
consonant.

eg To many people nothing is more uncomfortable than a social hiatus, a period of silent, unstructured time when no one present can think of anything interesting to say…

Word of the day: Borborygmus

Borborygmus: the gurgling, rumbling, or growling noise from the abdomen Note

Fun Phrases

ugh I’m concentrating about as well as Dorrie the fish today. In my distraction from what I’ve been meant to be doing I’ve found some fun phrases, so thought I’d make a post on them, and I’ll add to this list as I find more over time 🙂

A                                                                                                   
Anxiety

  • I was so worried I was walking a hole in the
    carpet over it

B                                                                                                   
Big

  • It was so big it looked like someone had poured [take your pick: water, milk, cream, custard] into it and forgot to say when.

Big Picture

  • Aim to win the war, not the battle

Been around for ages

  • Popular since low foreheads, clubs and nifty fur sarongs were all the rage

C                                                                                                   
Clean

  • plucked cleaner than a Thanksgiving turkey

Clear

  • As clear as mud

Common

  • Common as dirt

Creativity

  • It must be like a Disney studio up there in your head

Cute

  • As cute as a cupcake

D                                                                                                   
Dance

  • He dances like an epileptic penguin

Different

  • different like snowflakes

Doormat

  • you may as well have WELCOME stamped across your forehead, because you act like such a doormat.

Dry

  • As dry as a cornflake

E                                                                                                   
Easy

  • Easy as falling off a log

F                                                                                                   
Flexibility

  • It’s better to bend than to break.

G                                                                                                   
Good feelings

  • He carried a pocketful of sunshine with him
    which made people glow wherever he went.

Gullible

  • Do I look like a turnip that just fell off the
    turnip truck.

H                                                                                                   
Handy

  • Handy as a pocket

Happy

  • Happy as a duck

Hope

  • Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.
  • From small beginnings come great things.

Hunger

  • As hungry as a goat on a concrete pasture

Hyperactive

  • Hyperactive as a fly on coke

I                                                                                                   
Impure

  • Pure as driven snow

Intense

  • He had that intense “I can see right through your dress”
    look in his eyes

J

K

L                                                                                                   
Lowly

  • Lowly as a worm

M                                                                                                   
Makeup

  • loads of makeup isn’t fun in the bedroom; the sheets shouldn’t look like the circus has just left town

Messy

  • I’m not messy, I’m just easy going when it comes to cleaning.

Music

  • "He has Van Gogh’s ear for music." – Billy
    Wilder

N                                                                                                   
Nothing’s perfect

  • Every garden may have some weeds

  • Every path has its puddle

  • Every rose has its thorn

O                                                                                                   
Obvious

  • As obvious as a cow walking across the stage
  • As clear as mud

One Track Mind

  • "He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail." – Abraham Maslow,

Overweight

  • Convex figure
  • looked like she’d be plenty warm in winter and
    provide plenty of shade in the summer.

P                                                                                                   
Passive

  • I’m not passive, I’m relaxed

Problems

  • May all your weeds be wildflowers.
  • The stronger the breeze the stronger the trees.

Procrastination

  • One of these days is none of these days.

Pure

  • Pure as snow

Q                                                                                                   
Questions

  • There are no bad questions apart from those that
    you keep to yourself

Quiet

  • I’m not quiet, I’m just being deep

R                                                                                                   
Realism

  • One flower does not bring spring.

S                                                                                                   
Shake

  • shake like a dog
    emerging from the river

Shallow

  • I’ve had baths deeper than you

Sincerity

  • the sincerity of a TV laugh track.

Slow

  • Slow as molasses

Small

  • Small as a grain of salt
  • Small as a grain of sand
  • Pico/ Nano / micro

T                                                                                                   
Talking

  • making chin music

Tans

  • "He was so tanned.. he looked like a wotsit." "i just don’t feel the orange wotsit look in most people"

Two sides to everything

  • Every stick has 2 ends

U                                                                                                   
Uneasy

  • As uneasy as a cat near water.

V

W                                                                                                   
Welcome

  • As welcome as a skunk at a lawn party

Wild

  • As wild as an unbroken bronco

Wind

  • The wind was blowing so hard you could spit in
    your own eye

Wrinkled

  • Wrinkled as a prune.

X

Y

Z

Word of the Day: Occident

Occident = Western Hemisphere: the hemisphere that includes North America and South America. Occident as opposed to Orient.

Word of the Day: Vacillate

Vacillate: hover: be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

Word of the Day: academeeze

Academeeze = a mysterious language found in academic journals and other academic texts, and sometimes heard spoken by academics. This curious scholarly style gets a “10” for its precision, but only a “2” for its clarity for the layman.

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