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. 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

W.O.W. Peckish RR093

RR093 Word of the Week: Peckish (A little late due to doctors appointments today…BLAH.) Queen’s English is different from American English. Many words are different that us Floridians are used to e.g. loo vs. toilet/bathroom etc. Words are important. Nuance in words is important. Words can be quite specific and synonyms matter. Not only will … More W.O.W. Peckish RR093

W.O.W Pensive RR081

Word of the Week: RR081 Word of the Week: Pensive A little spin from the definition of pensive from three different sources. Ried did get a little carried away playing to the camera this week while trying to illustrate a “pensive” look. Research and Links https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/pensive https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/pensive https://www.etymonline.com/word/pensive https://emojipedia.org/pensive-face/ Like, share, comment, subscribe: https://riedrants.com/ @RiedRants … More W.O.W Pensive RR081