When I start these posts, I am tempted to open with an introductory sentence such as "Welcome to the latest edition of Fun with Words." Perhaps I am listening to too many podcasts. Instead, I opted to start this post with commentary about how I wanted to start the post. Meta indeed. I would argue this entire paragraph is Fun with Words, but this post is about Fun with Words (capitals included!) so I shall proceed to that segment of the episode. Wait. That part of the article.
Today I have three words that I have heard or read over the last few days:
Parenthetically: An aside or related comment.
Provisio: A qualification before a statement (i.e. "You can borrow my coffee grinder, but only if you clean the burrs with this brush before you return it.")
Ankh: For this definition, I will quote from Google: "an object or design resembling a cross but having a loop instead of the top arm, used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life."
The word "Ankh" came up in an excerpt of a work by Terry Pratchett. I do not recall seeing that word written down before.
Let's end today's post with an editor's note, answering the question: how do I keep track of the words I feature in this series? (A question I have not yet been asked, but I thought I'd share anyway. Herein ends the parenthetical comment).I keep a TODO markdown document open on my laptop at all times which acts as my notepad for the day. When I hear or read interesting words, I add them to the notepad for reference in this series.