word-of-the-day

Skylark

Noun

[skahy-lahrk] 

1. a brown-speckled European lark, Alauda arvensis, famed for its melodious song.

Verb (used without object)

2. to frolic; sport:
    The children were skylarking on the beach.

Origin:
Skylark entered English in the late 1600s as the name for a bird known for its in-flight singing. The verb sense is first attested in the early 1800s.

“Jimmie and he had been wont to skylark a bit in the old days, as young male creatures do, putting up their fists, giving one another a punch or two, making as if they were going to batter in one another’s noses.”
- Upton Sinclair, Jimmie Higgins, 1919

“Be in deep water” means “to be in a difficult situation”.

Usage in a movie (“Dead Man Walking”):
- You’re in deep water, kid. Do you remember when you gave me a black eye?
- I had a fever.
- You were delirious, hysterical, screaming.

The moment I start to feel under appreciated I distance myself. I don’t care to be anything to anyone who doesn’t crave me. I don’t want to be anywhere that I’m not missed every time my presence is missing..
—  Reyna Biddy
I’m not attracted to anyone who isn’t excited about me. I want to be shown love consistently. I want to be shown off, celebrated, and reminded of my beauty. I don’t want to surround myself around anyone who doesn’t make me feel anything. I want my presence craved any time I go missing. I want my spirit full in return of me giving you everything. The way I love is everything but ordinary. The way my heart is set up - I fill people until I’m left empty. Unintentionally, I will shower you with all of me until I’m left with nothing. All I want is for someone to feel what I feel and love how I love - someone who’s eager to give me mutuality - without me having to question whether or not they’re meant for me.
—  Reyna Biddy
limerence
—  (noun) Psychology | Coined by psychologist Dorothy Tennov, limerence is loosely defined as a compulsive level of infatuation. In this state, the mind emotionally and physically projects romantic thoughts and desires to form or maintain a relationship with a particular person. It’s a sense of lovesickness, portrayed by the latter symptoms: the idealization of another person, extreme shyness or nervousness around the beloved, a fear or rejection, which can drive one to despair, intensely analyzing every word said by the one they crave, experiencing physical symptoms when around this person, such as sweaty palms, heart palpitations and other senses of euphoria when their presence is recognized by the one they desire.

I remember you.. down to the promises you played me with. I remember loving you the way I never knew I was capable. I remember hearing your name and loving the butterfly’s that soared my stomach shortly after. I remember you’d call me to say you missed me.. sometimes I wonder if you’ll ever call again. I remember asking you for truths and believing your lies instead. I remember you in a way I promised myself I wouldn’t the day you left. I remember all my good bye and wishing you well messages. I remember us. More than I wish I did.
—  Reyna Biddy
#WednesdayWord

The word for “German” in Russian is “немецкий” (nemetski) which means “those who can’t speak”.

The root of the word originates in the Russian word meaning “mute”, which incidentally also means “stupid” and “inarticulate”. Hемецкий was originally the word that was used for all foreigners who could not speak Russian, however most foreigners at the time were Germans, and the name stuck with them.