curiouser and curiouser

Recently I had a Living Trust created for me and WOW there are tons of new words in any legal document. I was in Heaven! Here’s one that’s a mouthful: hypothecate. It’s a verb that means: 1. to pledge to a creditor as security without delivering over; mortgage, or 2. to put in pledge by delivery, as stocks given as security for a loan.




Etymology is given variously as: 1675-85; < Medieval Latin hypothēcātus, past participle of hypothēcāre.> or 1905-10; < Greek hypothḗk(ē) suggestion, counsel (akin to hypotithénai to assume, suppose) + -ate1.




Hmmmmm,  curiouser and curiouser…….

5 books to browse this Summer

Diane Tegarden, an author of five published books, lives in Pasadena, with her husband and cats. She’s been a print journalist since 1992, writing on a wide range of subjects including; renewable energy, environmental concerns, holistic health, women’s issues, and Native Spirituality. Her work has been found in: The Pasadena Star News, Security Sales Magazine, The Pasadena Weekly, The Solar Flare, The Feral Forest, Earth Luvyrs Calendar, The Daily Sundial, the West Coast Well Being, Associated Content and Health Breakthroughs.


Her books cover a variety of subjects, from science fiction “Anti-Vigilante and The Rips in Time”


to 3 self-help books



How to Escape a Bad Marriage

“How to Escape a Bad Marriage”




“Budgeting on a Dime: 10 Steps to Financial Independence”





“How to DO it Yourself…A-Z”



to poetry


“Light Through Shuttered Window”

I get a bang out of this word

I found this oddball word in an article from The Smithsonian Magazine, which is an online, subscription only magazine. An interrobang is a fairly new punctuation mark, coined in 1967, meaning an exclamation point inside of a question mark.



“The mark gets its name from the punctuation that it is intended to combine. Interro is from “interrogation point,” the technical name for the question mark, and bang which is printers’ slang for the exclamation point. The interrobang is not commonly used-its absence from standard keyboards can explain its paucity in print.”



The Cost of Maintaining an Electric Vehicle

If you’re wondering if buying an electric car is worth the price tag, here are two articles that can help you compare costs. This article discusses some factors that affect the cost of maintaining an EV (electric vehicle):


Jeffrey Chu wrote an article comparing the maintenance, fuel and insurance costs of EV vs Hybrids vs Gas cars:

Cat City- Sangeetha’s Amazing Facts for 6/18/17

Do you adore cats so much that you would love to see them almost everywhere and anywhere? If the answer is yes, then you should head off for Kuching in Malaysia where cats are in abundance.



Actually, Kuching is named after a cat, (Kucing means cat in Malay language). The local radio station is named ‘Cats FM’ and there is a ‘Meow, Meow Cats Cafe’ too!  This cafe is intended to cater to those residents who are unable to keep their cats at home.

Submitted by Sangeetha Giri