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Learnin’ all the Learnables Week Ending: Oct 6, 20172 min read

Learnin’ all the Learnables

I previously wrote a blog about learning. In that post I said I was going to apply myself to intentionally seek to learn new things. In this week’s post about learnin’ all the learnables, here is some of what I learned.

Gettin’ some new words

New words from the Merriam-Webster word of the day email.

apropos – with regard to (something) : concerning
“Around that time I came across a felicitous quote by Mark Twain, which said, apropos the difficulty of writing about childhood, that you have to be old to write young.”

censure – to find fault with and criticize as blameworthy
“No president has ever been removed by impeachment. No president has ever been indicted. No president has been censured since 1860.”

farceur – joker, a writer or actor of farce or satire
“Grace’s class presentation went very well, but she could have done without the snide remarks from the farceurs at the back of the room.”

salubrious – favorable to or promoting health or well-being
“The hot springs are popular both for relaxation and for their reported salubrious effect.”

agita – a feeling of agitation or anxiety
“Home-sharing through websites has meant more lodging choices for visitors to Massachusetts. But it’s also become a source of considerableagita on Beacon Hill: How to tax and regulate this sudden behemoth?”

vituperate – to criticize or censure severely or abusively; to use harsh condemnatory language
“Hang on, let me tell you a story: Years ago, I had a co-worker who knew I enjoyed golf and who decided that he would vituperate golf. ‘It’s so boring, it’s such a waste of time. Who in his right mind would want to play golf?'”

bombard – to attack especially with artillery or bombers’ to assail vigorously or persistently (as with questions)
“After running an editorial supporting the town’s controversial plan, the newspaper was bombarded with letters and email from residents wishing to voice their opposition.”

Let me attempt this all at once: Uh hum…

“A dry witted farceur, Jill pretended to vituperate Bob apropos his interest in cutting edge yet questionable salubrious habits by bombarding him with insults, which caused no small amount of agita resulting in censure from their boss.”   – Craig Haynie.


  • Good meetings require good pre-meetings
  • Pre-meetings require good preparation
  • It seems like nothing ever goes to plan. Have a plan b and prepare for it not to go to plan either.
  • It’s too easy to take amazing people around you for granted.
  • You never know how good you have it until you don’t have it good.
  • There’s a never ending amount of things you COULD do. Choosing what you SHOULD do doesn’t come so easily.
  • Life is way better when you spend it people you love being around.
  • Starbucks is purely overpriced coffee when the WIFI doesn’t work.
  • Work sometimes takes over when we allow it. Work sometimes takes over when we don’t.

Happy Learnin’


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