BRIAN & ANGELA

WORDS & ORIGINS - U V W X Y Z

 

 

UTOPIA ~ A hypothetical Perfect Place

ORIGIN ~ Greek OU (No) TOPES (Place) = Not a Place

 

VENETTA ~ A prolonged quarrel

ORIGIN ~ Latin ~ Vindicare ~ to avenge an enemy

 

WALLY ~ Stupid or Inept Person ~ A Right Wally

ORIGIN ~ 1960 ~ A Man (WALTER = WALLY) got LOST at a Pop Concert

and had to be PAGED multiple times !  The first RIGHT WALLY !

 

 

XENOPHOBIA ~ Fear of Foreigners ~ also known as TRUMPISM !

ORIGIN ~ Greek Xeno = Foreigner Phobos = Fear

 

YUPPIE ~ Young Urban Professional Worker = YUP

ORIGIN ~ English acronym 1980'S

 

ZEITGEIST ~ "Spirit of the Time"

ORIGIN ~ German ZEIT = Time  GEIST = Spirit  

 

Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX

 

SEVEN POETIC RESOLUTIONS for 2018

1.  Learn a New Word ~ every day

2.  Learn a NEW LANGUAGE

3.  Post a FUSION POEM ~ every week

4.  Add to FUSION POEMS

5.  Learn and use ~ Classical Forms ~ HAIKU etc

6.  Always post an "encouraging" comment for New Members

7.  If your First Language is NOT English ~ PLEASE post

a Poem in your Native Language ~ with English translation !  

 

Comments4

  • Michael Edwards

    Like the resolutions but doubt if I could keep to them throughout the year - well writ B.

  • orchidee

    Hmm would I need about 23 hours a day to do all them resolutions?! Good write again Brian. And yes - a facial expression of superiority - and smugness!

  • Shadowbox15

    My first language is English, but I enjoy writing poetry in French. Can I still do the last one?

    Also: TRUMPISM!!! 🤣

  • Christina8

    Very good on your last set of words and origins! Learn something new everyday! I like your 7 resolutions for next year, but it is time consuming. It's worth a try! Have a great New Year! Christina



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