Word of the Week


I like the sound of this word, as well as the look of it written with a flourish above. I discovered fellifluous via my daily emails from Oxford English Dictionary, my all time favorite source for information on words.

I hope you don’t encounter any fellifluous folks this weekend.

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Word of the Week


I heard this word from Ben Shapiro as he was describing the anodyne Mitt Romney.

Anodyne: adj. : not likely to offend or arouse tensions : INNOCUOUS

Example: his speech contained a single anodyne reference to the man who preceded him.— John F. Burns

Word of the Week

Fetcher bill: n. “legislative bills that would take money from various persons or groups, and then withdraw them once (constitutionally protected) payments are made. These bills go by different names. In California they are called ‘juice bills,’ referring to their ability to squeeze those who would lose from taxation unless they pay up. In Illinois, they are called “fetcher bills,” for their ability to fetch money from otherwise victimized taxpayers who pay to avoid the greater financial pain. ‘Milker’ bills is another term used, for obvious reasons.” Retrieved from A Way with Words at https://www.waywordradio.org/fetcher_bill_1/

I came across this term in Crain’s Chicago Business in an article about politics and how pending legislation, which may never pass, is souring potential businesses from coming to Illinois because there are so many possible drawbacks.


Word of the Week

Petrichor – n. the pleasant smell after a rain fall.


Petrichor.” (2019). Oxford Dictionary. Retrieved from https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/petrichor on a rainy May 2, 2019.

The video of rain is great if you like falling to sleep to the sound of rain. It goes for hours.