Lady Rougepen Says: Of Biblical Proportions

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We get many sayings from The Good Book. Here are some of the most common:

  • See the writing on the wall. (Daniel 5:5-6; to be warned of something detrimental)
  • Forbidden fruit (Genesis 2:16-17; something that’s more appealing because you can’t have it.)
  • Land of milk and honey (Exodus 3:8; paradise)
  • Apple of my eye (Deuteronomy 32:10; adored one)
  • Bite the dust. (Psalms 72:9; death, as in we return to the dust, upon death)
  • For everything, there is a season. (Eccelesiates 3:1; you can’t force something to happen if it’s not time.)
  • Cross to bear (Matthew 16:24; personal hardship)
  • The eleventh hour (Matthew 20:6; the moment before it’s too late, just in time)
  • The powers that be (Romans 13:11; authority figures)

Lady Rougepen Says: Dress up “Rude” with this Vocabulary Word

Solipsism means “alone” or “self” in Latin; basically selfish. Example: Holly’s extreme display of solipsism left her with few friends.

Another fun fact: The root of that word (solop) means the B-word or “bastard” in French! Oh, la la! English uses a derivative, too, with “slop.”

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 Presents: 5 Catch Phrases That Need to Die

The 15 minutes of fame are about up on these catch phrases. Refrain from using them in writing, and stay with classic idioms, like catch-22, eggs in one basket, and letting the cat out of the bag. 

  • At the end of the day…
  • Sus (as in short for suspicious)
  • On fleek
  • YOLO (You only live once. It’s a weak version of Carpe diem.)
  • Woke

Can you think of more?

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.

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!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

Lady Rougepen Presents: 5 Catch Phrases That Need to Die

The 15 minutes of fame are about up on these catch phrases. Refrain from using them in writing, and stay with classic idioms, like catch-22, eggs in one basket, and letting the cat out of the bag. 

  • At the end of the day…
  • Sus (as in short for suspicious)
  • On fleek
  • YOLO (You only live once. It’s a weak version of Carpe diem.)
  • Woke

Can you think of more?

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.

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 Presents: Up in Smoke

The Mayan word for smoking a roll of tobacco leaves is “sikkar.” The Spanish played with the word, and it morphed into “cigarro.” English put its stamp on it, and it became “cigar.”

Another smoking hot fact: archeologists found 1,000-year-old Mayan pottery with the image of a man smoking tobacco leaves, bound with string.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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 Aztec

There are many Aztec words that we use today:

Chili

Coyote

Tomato

Avocado

When the Spaniards conquered Mexico, they did not have Spanish words for some of these things, so the Aztec roots stuck. Guacamole, anyone? Yum.

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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: Don’t Get Hooked on Phonetics

See the above spelling mistakes? “Oklahoma,” “Anniversary,” and “Purebred.” They are so because the people spelled phonetically.

It may be tempting to do, and some words are tricky, but look them up if you hesitate. There are some that “get” me, too. Contrary to popular belief, I am not a great speller. I just know when something doesn’t look right, and look up the spelling. Some of my problem children:

Verbiage – I often forget the silent i in the middle.

Bookkeeper – Ah! The 2 k’s. I sometimes forget to put both.

Espresso – It’s sometimes pronounced like an x should come after the e, not an s. Oops.

Cappuccino – Another coffee name that trips me up. I must remember double p’s and c’s.

Liaison – I often forget that there are 2 i’s.

What are some words that you accidentally spell phonetically?

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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: Nice Weather We’re Having

It’s heating up out there; perfect time for some weather etymology.

Helios was the Ancient Greek god of the sun. That’s where we get “helium” from, which is the sun’s gaseous atmosphere. Iris was the goddess of the rainbow. We get “iridescent” from her name. The colorful flowers, irises, are also so named.

You know I adore Greek & Roman mythology. This etymology lesson was also just an excuse to talk about it! Bye for now.

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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!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

Lady Rougepen Says: Dress up “Rude” with this Vocabulary Word

Solipsism means “alone” or “self” in Latin; basically selfish. Example: Holly’s extreme display of solipsism left her with few friends.

Another fun fact: The root of that word (solop) means the B-word or “bastard” in French! Oh, la la! English uses a derivative, too, with “slop.”

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!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

Lady Rougepen Says: Check out These Surname Histories

Many know that surnames came about by what our ancestors did. If you didn’t know, you do now. Here is some interesting history behind some common American surnames:

Carter – These people’s ancestors did – you guessed it – drove carts in the towns.

Cooper – This name is derived from “coop,” as in “chicken coop,” or “cooped up.” These people’s ancestors made crates, wooden tubs, or barrels to contain animals and other products.

Kellogg – This is my favorite; made most famous by the cereal company brothers. It literally means “kill hog.” Their ancestors were butchers. This is ironic because the men who invented cornflakes were vegetarians.

Chamberlain – If you’re a Chamberlain, your ancestors cleaned noblemen’s chambers.

Parker – Parkers kept the grounds – the parks – for estates.

My maiden name is Wright, which means “creator.” “Playwright” literally means “play creator.” I think that’s appropriate with my storytelling and artistic skills. If you don’t know the origins of your surname, I think it’s worth investigating.

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!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy