Bad Word! You Bad, Bad Word….

I found the word “cacology” on the cool website A.Word.A.Day, here she is! Cacology is a noun that means: 1. A poor choice of words or 2. The incorrect pronunciation of a word. Source: http://wordsmith.org/words/cacology.html

 

 

The etymology breaks down like this: from Greek kakologia: Gr. kako`s bad + -logy,: cf. F. cacologie, , from French cacologie, from cac- + -logie –logy. Its first known use was in 1615. Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cacology

 

 

 

Here’s a wordy quote to show the usage of cacology…

“The phenomena described in 1985 by Amos Joel, computer controlled digital switching system pioneer, are present realities: ‘The trade press, which should know better, is party to the curtain of mysticism, clichés, and cacology around which they shroud the true technology of new products.”-John Buckley; Telecommunications Regulation; Institution of Electrical Engineers; 2003.

How many models of electric cars are there?

According to Consumer Reports there are at least 24 plug-in vehicles on the market. For answers to your basic EV questions, checkout this comprehensive article at: http://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/electric-cars-101-the-answers-to-all-your-ev-questions/ (The link also provides a checklist in PDF form so you can ascertain whether going electric will suit your needs.)  The car makers that have invested in selling EVs include: Fiat, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagon, BMW, Mercedes, Tesla, Porsche and Chrysler.

 

Cutest Baby Animals- video

Here is a video of some cute baby animals! Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.

Wow, what a turn-out this morning, just look at all the countries enjoying the blog! (Click on the image to see a bigger picture.)

a fragile egg

“If there is a hard, high wall and an egg that breaks against it, no matter how right the wall or how wrong the egg, I will stand on the side of the egg. Why? Because each of us is an egg, a unique soul enclosed in a fragile egg. Each of us is confronting a high wall.”― Haruki Murakami –

Source: http://completelynovel.com/articles/a-bakers-dozen-of-egg-quotations#sthash.Q8gGLpm2.dpuf

Party Like a President

On my last birthday, my brother gave me a book about the US President’s drinking, gambling and carousing habits through the years. In it I found a recipe for syllabub, an olde English dessert, which was popular during James Monroe’s presidency.

Here’s the recipe: 2/3 c. white wine, 1/3 c. sherry, 2 T. grated lemon zest, ¼ c. lemon juice, 2/3 c. sugar, 2 c. heavy cream, fresh mint sprigs and berries. Mix the wine, sherry, lemon zest and lemon juice in a bowl. Stir in the sugar until dissolved.

 

 

In a separate bowl, whip the cream until the mixture forms into medium-size stiff peaks. Then, combine and stir with the wine mixture. Scoop the mixture into wineglasses. Cover the glasses and chill in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. When ready to serve, top with the mint and berries.

 

 

Source: Party Like a President: True Tales of Inebriation, Lechery and Mischief from the Oval Office, By Brian Abrams. Workman Publishing. 2015