The Charger Bulletin

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin April 18, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin April 11, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin April 4, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin March 28, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin March 21, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin February 29, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin February 22, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin February 8, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin February 1, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin January 25, 2012

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin December 14, 2011

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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin December 7, 2011

  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...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin November 30, 2011

Word of the Week: bibliophate (BIB-lee-uh-feyj), noun; 1. An ardent reader; a bookworm.   Did they seriously just say that? "He speaks English, Spanish, and he’s bilingual too." - Don King Weekly...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin November 16, 2011

Word of the Week:  lucubrate (LOO-kyoo-breyt), verb; 1. To work, write, or study laboriously, especially at night. 2. To write learnedly.   Did they seriously just say that? "I do not like this...

Diane’s Distractions

Diane Gauvin November 9, 2011

Word of the Week: nyctophobia (nik-tuh-FOH-bee-uh), noun; 1. An abnormal fear of night or darkness.   Did they seriously just say that? "Fiction writing is great.  You can make up almost...

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