Feeling Fine, Wonderful Words and Year of the Horse

31 Jan

1   “Woke up this morning feeling fine!” after a poorly week. Cue the music. I saw the lovely Herman’s Hermits in a tiny venue in 1963!

Thanks to Lynne for this one

Thanks to Lynne for this one

2   I’ve spent a great deal of time this last week lollygagging and I’d  hate you to think that I’m bloviating in this post or that I am dealing in skullduggery in an attempt to bumfuzzle you but I just want to tell you what pleasure I have had indulging my logophilia this week!    Be certain, my very beautiful friends, that I do not intend to honeyfuggle you; just to share with you the delights of AWAD, A Word A Day, where a word is sent to subscribers’ inboxes every day. Click here to subscribe. It’s free!

3   It’s Chinese New Year today so Happy New Year of the Horse to all my lovely readers. Click here for twelve songs about horses starting with The Rolling Stones ‘Wild Horses’. Here, too, are some photos of horses, just for your pleasure!

Lollygagging –  spending time lazily
Bloviate – to speak pompously
Skullduggery – trickery
Bumfuzzle – to confuse
Honeyfuggle – to deceive by flattery


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12 responses to “Feeling Fine, Wonderful Words and Year of the Horse

  1. Choc Chip Uru

    February 2, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Those horses are so cute yet majestic 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. valeriedavies

    February 1, 2014 at 6:45 am

    Love honeyfuggle !
    Will try it sometime !!!!

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 1, 2014 at 10:09 am

      I’m also going to try to use them in everyday talking too! 🙂

  3. FireBonnet

    February 1, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Excellent word usage!!!!! I even understood them all… having a dictionary as my best friend helps. 😉 Wonderful post.

  4. Colline

    January 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    And a happy new year to you too 🙂

  5. Dr_IQ

    January 31, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    This post reminds me that English IS my second language. Enjoyed it.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 31, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Very glad you found the post enjoyable! That’s what I had hoped 🙂

  6. hjbryanthilary bryant

    January 31, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Love ‘bumfuzzle’ – think I do it to my students most days, albeit inadvertently

  7. Shelagh

    January 31, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    That’s one nice looking Vermont horse! I also love WAD, been reading it for many years now.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 31, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      We were delighted to come across the horse outside the pub! That doesn’t happen round here! 🙂


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