Today i came across two (new) words – that I hadn’t heard before. So, unlucky you here I am sharing them with you.
- to speak in a way that is intentionally not clear and confusing to other people, especially to hide the truth
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- beat around the bush (idiom), elliptical, euphemism, evade, excursus, get on to/onto sth, gloss, go (all) round the houses (idiom), go off on a tangent (idiom), indirectly, mealy-mouthed, mincing, obfuscate, obfuscation, oblique, obliquely, roundabout, skirt, underlying, veiled
- to avoid telling the truth or saying exactly what you think
Thesaurus: synonyms and related words
- beat around the bush (idiom), elliptical, equivocate, euphemism, evade, excursus, get on to/onto sth, gloss, go (all) round the houses (idiom), go off on a tangent (idiom), indirectly, mincing, obfuscate, obfuscation, oblique, obliquely, roundabout, skirt, underlying, veiled
I was doing a little de-cluttering and came across a diary belonging to my mother and while looking through the book I noticed that I actually could read her writing. I have always said that I couldn’t read her handwriting but … while reading I noticed some of my own handwriting at the desk and I think this is why I can read my mothers handwriting.
My writing is to the right – talk about growing to become a mirror of your parents.
I am slightly fed up with 2018. I am wondering what more this year can throw at me.First there was the water damage that forced me and my cat out of my house for one month while the building recovery firm made my house liveable again. While we were in exil, I decided to pop over to Denmark for a short week.
When Coco and I came back home, I had to find someone to do my garden. The lady I found (temporarily only) came with me – to check the flat – in Spain. It had become a dump! Grrrr.
We spend the whole week cleaning the flat for the next lodgers.
I manage to organise that the flat got painted from top to bottom, incl. the outside balcony rails and fixing this and that that had been left and not fixed; like the air-con that had never been serviced.
When I got home I wrote a “Dear John” letter to the keyholder and sacked him.
Luckily, I had another key-holder lined up.
I will meet her in October when I am returning to Spain to finish refurbishing the flat (new sofa, armchair, dishwasher …).
And the saga goes on and on, but I wont bore you any further.
Today is the National Day in Switzerland.
The date of the Federal Charter was signed in Pacte du Rütli, early August 1291, when three Alpine Cantons – Schwyz , Uri and Unterwald , swore an oath of confederation an action which later came to be regarded as the founding of Switzerland.
There was a person parking on my garage forecourt Sunday-Monday.
I had a doctors appointment at 10am and couldn’t get out of my garage.
I had never seen that car in the area before, so I didn’t know where it came from.
Anyway I got a taxi to and from the surgery and when I was back home the car had gone.
But low and behold, at 2pm the car was back! Swear, swear … more swear!
So I checked online what I could do and everything I read was contradictory.
Hence me writing the following words, printing them and sticking the print onto the windscreen.
Private property of number 31
Please DO NOT PARK here ever again
You owe me £6 for taxi as I couldn’t get my car out this morning
After which the car disappeared.
When I got home late Thursday-Friday night, I found a letter in my letterbox with £20 and a letter from the guilty person:
Dear no. 31,
I extend my sincerest apologies for parking across your garage a couple of days ago.
I mistakenly thought it was part of no.30, but it was gross misjudgement on my part. Your actions were completely justified.
Please accept this as my goodwill gesture to you. I hope it helps bury the hatchet. It’ll never happen again.
You owe me £6 for a taxi, as I couldn’t get my car out this morning.
I can only say many thanks the the owner of the car for his/hers kind gesture.