Lady Rougepen Says: Fall in Love with Cupidity

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Cupidity means an “intense desire for material things, or greed.” Example: The theme of the 1980s was cupidity and hubris.

The root of that word, “Cupid,” is derived from the god of love in Roman mythology (Eros in Greek mythology). The winged god who shot arrows into hearts was god’s Ares and Aphrodite’s son. He used to be portrayed as an Adonis type with 6-pack abs, but the prim Victorians gave him a makeover, as a cuddly, baby.

Lady Rougepen Says: Meet Metanoia

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The word of today is metanoia. It’s a noun that means “an awakening or epiphany.” Example: My dentist finding three cavities on my last visit was a metanoia that I should cut back on sugar.

“Meta” (Greek) means change. And “noia” means thought. It literally means, “change of thought.” It’s a sister to the word “paranoia,” which loosely means “abnormal thought.”

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: This Word is the Bomb!

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The word of the day is bombinate. It means to “hum or drone.” Example: The bees’ bombinating was telltale of the hive they made in our walls.

The more you know!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: You Speak German

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English , as you know, is a mosaic of other different languages. Let’s look at some words that originate from our brothers and sisters who brought us Volkswagen and streusel pastries. The following words are German:

  • Poltergeist
  • Wunderkind
  • Kindergarten
  • Frankfurter
  • Zeitgeist
  • Bratwurst
  • Hamburger

What are some other German words you can think of that crept into English?

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Check Out the Mondegreen Scene

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Mondegreen: noun. Origin: English; 1950s. It’s a word or phrase, so often misheard that it becomes common to say it incorrectly. Examples:

Right: All intents and purposes Wrong: All intensive purposes

Right: It takes two to tango. Wrong: It takes two to tangle.

Many song lyrics get mondegreens!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Come Again, Gen?

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The root word “gen” is Greek for “something produced,” or “the beginning,” like in these words:

  • Genesis
  • Genes/genetic
  • Generation
  • Generic
  • Generator

It also implies something out of thin air, like “genie.” Pretty “genius,” huh?

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Let’s Get to Know “Nemesis”

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The word “nemesis,” which means “arch-enemy” is so named for the Ancient Greek goddess of retribution of the same name. Nemesis was often portrayed as winged, and brandishing a whip or dagger.

The goddess’s role in Greek mythology was to exact just punishment or blessings to people for their actions. She is the goddess who lured self-absorbed Narcissus to the pool of water where he fell in love with his own reflection, forgot to ingest food and water, and eventually died.

As you can tell, I am a serious Greek mythology nerd!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 7 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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