Shifting the Paradigm

Fixing the old way of thinking…

Word of the Day 7/23/06

cruciverbalist \kroo-ci-VUHR-buh-list\, noun:
A crossword puzzle designer or enthusiast.

Example: “Sherry woke up every morning and rushed out to get the newspaper crossword puzzle. Boy, was she an obsessed cruciverbalist.”

Look at the roots to this word. “Cruci” is Latin for stem of cross. “Verbalist” comes from the Latin word “verbum,” which means one who is skilled in the use of words.

Makes sense, eh? Plus, if you could put this word on a double-letter score for the V, and have it touch at least one triple word score, you’d never be challenged to play Scrabble again.


July 23, 2006 Posted by | Featured Words | Leave a comment

Quote of the Day 7/23/06

Helen Keller“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one that has opened for us.”

— Helen Keller

This advice is something I still have problems following.  If something bad happens to me, or if that proverbial door gets slammed onto my foot, I focus on that particular door. Why did this door close on me?  Why Lord, why?  The whole time, a door had opened up for me right next to it, surrounded by neon arrows and a blinking “Enter Here” sign. Someday…

July 23, 2006 Posted by | Featured Quotes | Leave a comment