I’ve decided that I will post random tidbits of information that may or may not be helpful to you.
These will be posted in between my larger, more thought provoking material.
I may or may not impose an “assignment” for you the reader, at the end, where you may respond with your answer via the comment section.
You know how your mother told you that, “You learn something new everyday”, well this is my contribution to your “daily learning”. Ha! And you thought you were through with school!
So, hopefully, you will find this to be a great resource for you…..enjoy…..or not.
Here is an interesting word that isn’t used much these days:
Origin: Middle English
An example of it used in a sentence: Joe will bring a firkin of beer to the party.
Your assignment: Write a short poem using the words, firkin, gherkin, lambkin, and napkin.
Oh, it is due thirty minutes, fifteen seconds after you have finished reading the directions….lol.
Modern Language Association (MLA):
“firkin.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 07 May. 2010. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/firkin>.