Wordy Wednesday

Today is my puppy’s first birthday! To celebrate, the word of the day is: macushla.

Macushla is an Irish-English noun that means ‘darling.’

First recorded in 1885–90, macushla is from Irish mo chuisle – literally, “my pulse.”

Miss Bailey, my puppy, is dearly loved. She’s playful, mischievous, and protective. She loves going for car rides, and always wants to be close to my daughter. I’m so happy my family adopted a ‘pandemic puppy’ last year. She has really brought a lot of joy and laughter into our lives.

Best of all, she gets my butt outside! Taking her for a walk is always an adventure.

Wordy Wednesday

Today’s word is: diabolical.

Diabolical is a fun adjective that comes from the Old French diabolique, or ecclesiastical Latin diabolicus, from diabolus ‘devil’; the form diabolical dates from the early 16th century. Like the word devil, its roots trace back to the Greek diabolos, a word that literally means “slanderer.”

Diabolical meanings: 1. Characteristic of the Devil, or so evil as to be suggestive of the Devil.

And 2. Disgracefully bad or unpleasant; evil.

I like a good diabolical grin, personally.