This week’s word is a deipnosophist (with thanks to Words with Jam, ezine for writers). Apologies – the pronunciation of this one is somewhat beyond me. Its origins are Greek and it means someone who is skilled at dinner table dicussions and conversation. I suspect Stephen Fry would be an excellent deipnosophist.
Another good deionosophist would be Charles Dickens, a long-time favourite author of mine. He was born two hundred years ago tomorrow (the 7th of February) and I want to wish him a Happy Birthday. I was casting about for a good Dickens link and came across a little known fact – Dickens visited Ireland. He gave readings in 1858 in Dublin, Belfast and Cork.
And finally, regular readers of my blog will know that I crochet. The inspirational Jade of Craft Hope has a call out currently for hats (babies up to teens, male and female) and bags for children battling cancer. Her last project netted 35,000 items which shows the strength and generosity of the online crafting community. Anyhow, if you can crochet, knit, or sew a hat or bag (or several) – they need them in America by March 2012. You don’t have to follow a specific pattern or use specific colours – they want as much variety as possible. I’m halfway through a green and white striped toddler hat already and hope to have a few to bundle up by the end of the month.
Until next time, happy reading, writing, and wordfooling,