It's Wednesday, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!
In honor of that, I give you today’s word:
- a person who climbs mountains
- a person who lives in a mountainous region
Synonyms: mountain climber
First seen in Shakespeare's Cymbeline (written 1609- 1610). The full text of the play may be found here.
I haven't posted anything on aviation in quite sometime.
- Tue, 21:07: finished Heat Wave by Richard Castle http://t.co/iqUyZYgAlS
- Tue, 23:59: I'm #reading Heat Wave by Richard Castle http://t.co/dHsvWrjmLu
- Wed, 00:01: 4.5 stars to Heat Wave by Richard Castle on LibraryThing http://t.co/nHc41PGzAR
- Wed, 00:01: Added Naked Heat (Nikki Heat) by Richard Castle to Currently reading http://t.co/BsWzIG2Yj9
Trust your feelings. Anything that feels constricted, tight, afraid, stressed out and small is an indication that you are off course. If you feel expansive, inspired, turned on, and tapped into your bigness- you’re heading in the right direction.
Today, I am going to have fun with my family. Squee!
Take its fortuitous role in American history. In the sense of a knock-out blow, sockdolager sort of turned out to be the sockdolager for Abraham Lincoln, whose assassin, John Wilkes Booth, used a line from Our American Cousin containing the adjectival form of sockdolager as a cue to enter Lincoln's theater box and shoot him.
"Well, I guess I know enough to turn you inside out, you sockdologising old man-trap."
This line was apparently so hilarious that it generated enough laughter to cover and distract the audience from Booth's movements. Or maybe Booth figured he'd have to leave the play after he murdered Lincoln, so hey, why not at least hold off until they got to his favorite part? The world may never know.
Sockdolager comes from "sock" as in "hit" -- sock it to me! -- and...dolager? Well, that's another mystery.