Air

As I blog my way through my study of Italian, I am considering bring the “Word of the Day” back. For several years, I posted consistently.  Then, in the craziness that was for me 2016, I dropped the ball.  But, I miss it. I am going to attempt to resurrect...

Logo-maniac

Logo-maniac: One who is obsessively interested in words. From Greek λόγος (logos) and μανία (mania), meaning: madness. I think this is me.  I am not sure that is a good...

Logos

The Greek word, Λόγος (lógos) means: word.   Sort of. Logos is a bit complicated.  There is a lot to it.  It can mean any of the following: 1.  That which is said: word, sentence, speech, story, debate, utterance. 2.  That which is thought: reason, consideration,...

Verbiculture

Verbiculture: the production of words.  Yep.  It’s really a word. From Latin verbum (word) and the Latin verb colo, colere, colui, cultus: to live in, inhabit; till, cultivate, promote growth. Verbiculture, which shows up in almost no dictionaries, was coined in...

Verb

Verb: In grammar, a part of speech that expresses action, motion, being, suffering, or a request or command to do anything.  A verb may also show state of existence.  The verb affirms, declares, asks or commands; as, I write; he runs; the river flows; they sleep; we...