W.O.W. Conflate

RR131 Word of the Week: Conflate Ried finds words in the oddest ways. This week’s word is from the movie Incredibles 2. Advisory this is a migraine assisted podcast episode. Without giving any spoilers Ried manages to tell the story of how she came across this word in the movie. Kids movies; a vocabulary source…go … More W.O.W. Conflate

W.O.W. Stress

RR129 Word of the Week: Stress…Eustress…Distress Ried is tackling the complexities of the word stress. This was going to be last week’s word but there was so much nuance (and information) that nuance ended up being the W.O.W. for last week. Ried goes over some of the differences and how stress was not used to … More W.O.W. Stress

W.O.W. Nuance

RR126 Word of the Week: Nuance During the regularly scheduled W.O.W. research Ried decided to save the word for another week. Instead she reviewed the word nuance. I can tell you she is not terribly satisfied with the outcome. Still her explanation may help you with the understanding of this word. If you have another … More W.O.W. Nuance

W.O.W. Thankful

RR123 Word of the Week: Thankful (in honor of Thanksgiving) This one is short and mostly to the point. Because there was not a whole lot of interesting info other than Thankful was actually a name. I am THANKFUL to all of you my listeners and I want to give a big shout out to … More W.O.W. Thankful

W.O.W. Sedentary

RR117 Word of the Week: Sedentary Ried after being rendered immobile to a certain extent is diving into the meaning of the word sedentary. What it means, what it does not. She also compares and contrasts sedentary and lazy. Because the synonyms listed are a little wonky. Surprising factoid: the phrase “not in the habit … More W.O.W. Sedentary

W.O.W. Trepidation RR108

RR108 Word of the Week: Trepidation Ried looks at the definition for trepidation and although Cambridge and Oxford English dictionaries “basically” have the same definition the important difference is “may” vs. “going” …to happen. She gets a little excited and her errant thoughts may be a little more vocal in this episode but still here … More W.O.W. Trepidation RR108