Words and More Words

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long,
difficult words
but rather short, easy words like
“What about lunch?”

― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

Posted letters are few and far between these days as so many of us use email instead. So when I arrived home the other day to see an envelope with my name and address handwritten, I became quite excited.  That is until I opened it and found a business card inside setting an appointment date with an Otolaryngologist.  Well, I had no idea what an Otolaryngologist did so I went to our trusty friend Google to find that it is is an ear nose and throat surgeon.  Suddenly the card and appointment made sense.  Since the accident, my hearing has markedly declined and this was a follow up to a hearing test I had recently with an audiologist.

Note – I am now referring to the accident as my latest adventure.  Sounds better don’t you think and it gives me lots to look forward to.

Goofy-Riding-A-Bike Not ready for bike riding but who knows where this adventure will take me.

So another new word and yesterday while reading Elizabeth George’s novel Just One Evil Act I came across another word new to me -” ..that chain of thought led him ineluctably to the Pakistani professor…..”

The Oxford Dictionary tells me it is an adverb meaning inevitable, not to be escaped, impossible to avoid etc etc.  So we get the meaning and see how it fits in the Elizabeth George sentence.

By the way, are you a follower of her books.  They are about Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley of the Metropolitan Police and his sidekick Sergeant Barbara Havers.  An amazing writer of whom I am totally in awe, and if you haven’t read any of her books I suggest you hurry off to your local library and pick up one.

Having returned from the mall where I had a facial and bought my own copy of Upwords, the game I play with my friend on Tuesday afternoons.  I can now introduce it to another friend who is almost housebound.


I shall continue to read Elizabeth George’s book.I’m at page 493 of 719.  Will I finish it this afternoon?


I found this on Pinterest. I hope I’m not impinging on anyone copyright.


















19 responses to “Words and More Words

  1. I’d keep an eye on your ENT specialist Judith as he might be claiming more than he is since the card only seems to take into account the Ear and the Throat. Keep him well away from your nose.
    Hope you’re feeling fit and well.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx


  2. hope you are feeling better and i love that game too


  3. Off to search for Elizabeth George books! AND new words!


  4. Thanks for the new word! Otolaryngologists are often just referred to as ENT physicians. At least here in the USA. Makes it easier. Hope he is able to help you. I know a book and a cup of tea will be beneficial! Cheers!


  5. That game sounds interesting Judith…and I love the name, upWords.


  6. I read Deception on His Mind (Book #9):

    Balford-le-Nez is a dying seaside town on the coast of Essex. But when a member of the town’s small but growing Asian community is found murdered near its beach, the sleepy town ignites. Intrigued by the involvement of her London neighbor—Taymullah Azhar—in what appears to be a growing racial conflagration, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers arranges to have herself assigned to the investigation. Setting out on her own, this is one case Havers will have to solve without her longtime partner, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley—and it’s one of the toughest she’s ever encountered. For Havers must probe not only the mind of a murderer and her emotional response to a case unsettlingly close to her own heart, but also the terrible price people pay for deceiving others . . . and themselves.

    I didn’t care for it enough to track down any more of the series. No Lynley in it.


    • I think hat Lynley is the lynchpin in all the stories. Does this mean you have given up on Elizabeth George? I hope not although my daughter tells me she doesn’t like this author or her books. Each to his own.


      • Let’s just say, I’m neutral.

        I’m not looking to track down more of her books, but I have not decided that I would never read another. I’ll just see whether another lands in my lap.


  7. Elizabeth George’s books are great. She has also written a book on writing which is excellent. Did you know she hadn’t even been to England when she wrote the first few books? Pretty amazing!


  8. I am waaaay behind in reading! When I read this I was reminded that a visit to the of otolaryngologist is ineluctably in my future. Bummer. I think adventure is much more interesting than accident with a bit of mystery thrown in.


    • Hi Patricia. Nice to hear from you. You’re very clever to put both those words in one sentence. I’m now enjoying my adventure, now that all the bad stuff has passed.


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