Thin Mints – Hmmmmm!

Dear Daughter

Let’s stay on yesterday’s snack seem. I think life is great because of the occasional binge on Thin Mints – specially when you stick them in the freezer! Hmmmmm, yummy goodness! This is the time of year where I am starting to see Girl Scouts selling their cookies around town and it reminded me of a little girl I knew that once did the same thing. Those were good times, I did not even have to leave the house the order my cookies and if I ordered and extraordinary amount, I could rationalize it by telling myself I was just trying to help my daughter make her sales. I think that my pancreas is glad that you have moved on to other endeavors.

Have a good weekend Kiddo.

Snack Dad

New Word of the Day: 

Anachronism (noun)

  1. something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time:
    The sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.
  2. an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one:  To assign Michelangelo to the 14th century is an anachronism.

Previous Words of the Day: 

Colloquial (adjective)

  1. characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speechor writing; informal. 
  2. involving or using conversation.

Assonance (noun)

  1. resemblance of sounds.
  2. Also called vowel rhymeProsody. rhyme in which the same vowel sounds are used withdifferent consonants in the stressed syllables of the rhyming words, as in penitent andreticence.
  3. partial agreement or correspondence. 

Pedagogy (noun)

  1. the function or work of a teacher; teaching.
  2. the art or science of teaching; education; instructional methods.

Soliloquy (noun)

  1. an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful ofor oblivious to any hearers present (often used as a device in drama to disclose acharacter’s innermost thoughts): Hamlet’s soliloquy begins with “To be or not to be.”.
  2. the act of talking while or as if alone.

Didactic (adjective)

  1. intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry. 
  2. inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker.
  3. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.  
  4. didactics, (used with a singular verbthe art or science of teaching.

Superfluous (adjective)

  1. being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. 
  2. unnecessary or needless. 
  3. Obsolete. possessing or spending more than enough or necessary; extravagant.

Incongruous (adjective)

  1. out of keeping or place; inappropriate; unbecoming:
    an incongruous effect; incongruous behavior.
  2. not harmonious in character; inconsonant; lacking harmony of parts:
    an incongruous mixture of architectural styles.
  3. inconsistent:
    actions that were incongruous with their professed principles.

Deference  (noun):

  1. respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another.
  2. respectful or courteous regard: “in deference to my dad’s wishes, I did not correct his misspelling.”

Acquiesce  (verb): to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent: “to acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.”

Magnanimous  (adjective)
  1. generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness: “to be magnanimous toward one’s enemies.”
  2. high-minded; noble: “just and magnanimous ruler.”
  3. proceeding from or revealing generosity or nobility of mind, character, etc.: “magnanimous gesture of forgiveness.”

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