W.O.W. Notoriety vs. Publicity

RR173 Word of the Week: Notoriety vs. Publicity I went over this word back in 2017 before the show was broken down into three segments. I want to go over it again only because I have heard folks using it again presumably thinking it is the same as publicity. Notoriety Cambridge: the state of being … More W.O.W. Notoriety vs. Publicity

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W.O.W. Zealot

RR170 Word of the Week: Zealot To me this word sounds like some sort of vegetable…like Brussels sprouts (yeah, it’s plural). But zealot is another thing entirely; a not so good thing. More not so good than Brussels sprouts. Zealot Cambridge: a person who has very strong opinions about something, and tries to make other … More W.O.W. Zealot

W.O.W. Reciprocity

RR167 Word of the Week: Reciprocity This word is a good one to remember if you would like to have a beneficial relationship. It applies to business relationships and personal ones…even when there are amorous. Definitions: Cambridge: a situation in which two groups agree to help each other by behaving in the same way or … More W.O.W. Reciprocity

W.O.W. Extrapolate

RR164 Word of the Week: Extrapolate I have no idea why this word came into my head…wait I watched Orville; don’t all those SciFi space travel shows talk about extrapolating data? In any event, the etymology is a little long on this one but I still break it down into layman’s term as much as … More W.O.W. Extrapolate

W.O.W. Inverse

RR161 Word of the week (WOW): Inverse When I was searching for info on if tinnitus can be mitigated by hypnosis I found a reference to an ncbi study on the inverse relationship between caffeine and tinnitus. As it turns out the article seemed to spin the story a bit on the conclusion and methodology … More W.O.W. Inverse

W.O.W. Intuitive

RR153 Word of the Week: Intuitive This week’s word comes from last Monday’s podcast episode and the fact that I started rereading a great book on how to develop your intuition. Intuition is difficult to explain but we go over the definitions and some examples to make it easier to understand. I name my intuition. … More W.O.W. Intuitive

W.O.W. Resilience

RR142 Word of the Week: Resilience Ried goes over the definition of the work resilience while tripping up a bit on the pronunciation of its Latin origins. Be fair warned she was a little punchy and it is evident when you listen to this podcast. Resilience is often used when referring to mental state or … More W.O.W. Resilience

W.O.W. Respect

RR139 Word of the Week: Respect Warning this is a ruff and raw recording. It is late. I had a hard day and apparently my notes ramble on…perhaps to the point of boredom. But hey it could be a new word and i found a really great explanation of the word respect from the Council … More W.O.W. Respect

W.O.W. Plucky

RR136 Word of the Week Plucky; specifically plucky comic relief I use this phrase but never realized to be plucky is to be brave. Plucky comic relief is another thing entirely and it is seated in rhetoric. Learn the difference between the word and the phrase with me. Included is a quasi shameless plug for … More W.O.W. Plucky