Everyone vs Everybody

Sometimes I do wonder how to use the English language correctly. These two words have always baffled me. So, while ‘watching’ (more listening to) the cooking programs on Sunday morning TV and starting composing/researching my PowerPoint/presentation for U3A Computer group for the coming Thursday morning, I stumbled over my introduction.

Do I start with: “Good morning everybody” or “Good morning everyone”?

I went online hunting, other people would say researching, for the usage of these two words.
I only needed to read 4 different sites when I found my answer.

Most sites informed me that
“both everyone and everybody share the same definition and that
many thesauruses usually relate the two pronouns as synonyms under any context.”

Choosing ‘everybody’ from ‘everyone’ can be rather difficult.
The difference is so minute that it is easy to be confusion.
The two words are now accepted by many grammarians as one as the same word.
Many sources either online or offline also consider using the two words interchangeably.
That is though not quite correct.

As I understand the definition:

  1. Everybody: the group addressed is considered as one single unit
  2. Everyone: each member of the group is considered as separate individuals

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More words for my vocabulary

Today i came across two (new) words – that I hadn’t heard before. So, unlucky you here I am sharing them with you.

idiomequivocate

    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

prevaricate

    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

 

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2018 – what a troublesome year!

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.

Goodbye traveling Trunk

As of today, I am no longer the owner of this vintage traveling trunk.

I sold it to my Handyman who came this morning to do a lot of work; but we decided to wait with most of the items on my list until after DJH has finished their work. He did though make the ceiling in my downstairs cupboard good; and between us we managed to remove the air went pipe bend from that cupboard. I feel tempted to use it as a flower pot holder in the garden.

 

Emptying my garage and conservatory

I have a gentleman who used to be my neighbour. He comes when I text him to collects all of my PC related rejects. The charity he is involved with regularly sends lorry loads of stuff to somewhere in Africa. It is nice to know that my rejects are not just being flogged on; but actually being re-used.

He came today to pick up: 7 boxes, 3 touch screens till monitors, a couple of till card-readers, 3 dead PCs, 1 laser printer, 1 dead printer and lots of power leads and this and that’s.

My garage and conservatory are now looking rather empty and I can start tidying them up.

I will get rid of more on “Facebook Marketplace”, some for sale and some for free; the more the better!

I checked what would go by advertising “11 mostly white pillow cases” for free, they found a new home within 24 hours. Not bad at all.