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

W.O.W. Hope

RR133 Word of the Week: Hope Did you know about all the biblical definitions and explanations for the word hope? Ried did not. In this week’s word of the week she goes over the usual Cambridge and Oxford English dictionary definitions for hope. But there is added commentary on the religious interpretations of the word … More W.O.W. Hope

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