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Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

April 18, 2012

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Word of the Week: cumshaw (KUHM-shaw), noun; 1. A present; gratuity; tip. Did they seriously just say that? "Trees cause more pollution that automobiles do." - Ronald Reagan Weekly Thought: "The roots of education ... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

April 11, 2012

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Word of the Week: zeitgeber (TSAHYT-gey-ber), noun; 1. An environmental cue, as the length of daylight, that helps to regulate the cycles of an organism’s biological clock. Did they seriously just say that? "I guess... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

April 4, 2012

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Word of the Week: eudemonia (yoo-di-MOH-nee-uh), noun; 1. Happiness, well-being. Did they seriously just say that? "Life is hard; it’s harder if you’re stupid." - John Wayne Weekly Thought: "You are never too old to s... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

March 28, 2012

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Word of the Week: selcouth (SEL-kooth), adjective;1. Strange, uncommon. Did they seriously just say that? "Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can’t help but cry. I mean I’d lov... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

March 21, 2012

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Word of the Week: antipode (AN-ti-pohd), noun; 1. A direct or exact opposite. Did they seriously just say that? "It’s not true that I had nothing on.  I had the radio on." - Marilyn Monroe, when asked about a calendar s... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

February 29, 2012

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Word of the Week: mammonism (MAM-uh-niz-uhm), noun; 1. The greedy pursuit of riches. Did they seriously just say that? "I don’t know anything about music.  In my line you don’t have to." - Elvis Presley Weekly Th... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

February 22, 2012

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Word of the Week: apothegm (AP-uh-them), noun; 1. A short, witty, and instructive saying. Did they seriously just say that? "She can also shoot fireworks out of her boobs!" - Kate Beckinsale, while introducing Katy Perr... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

February 8, 2012

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Word of the Week: idoneous (ahy-DOH-nee-uhs), adjective; 1. Appropriate; fit; suitable; apt. Did they seriously just say that? "I’m not that good-looking.  I think I’m a pretty weird-looking guy." - Ryan Gosling Weekl... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

February 1, 2012

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Word of the Week: slimsy (SLIM-zee), adjective; 1. Flimsy; frail. Did they seriously just say that? "I don’t understand what I did wrong except live a life that everyone is jealous of." - Charlie Sheen Weekly Thought: "It al... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

January 25, 2012

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Word of the Week: persnickety (per-SNIK-I-tee), adjective; 1. Over particular; fussy. 2. Snobbish or having the aloof attitude of a snob. 3. Requiring painstaking care.   Did they seriously just say that? "The Golden ... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

December 14, 2011

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Word of the Week: bobbery (BOB-uh-ree), noun;1. A disturbance or a brawl.   Did they seriously just say that? "I once had a rose named after me, and I was very flattered.  But I was not pleased to read the description... Read more »

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin

December 7, 2011

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  Word of the Week:   stertor (STUR-ter), noun;1. A heavy snoring sound.     Did they seriously just say that?   "Some people say that I must be a terrible person, but it’s not true.  I have the hea... Read more »

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