Morning, April Fools Day, 2019 - Words

1) The word that came out of my dream last night was concatenation: “a group of things linked together or occurring together in a way that produces a particular result or effect.”

2) Reading the NYT on an early bus this morning, I was delighted to read about the name of the new imperial era in Japan, “reiwa,” It is “a term with multiple meanings, including ‘order and peace,’ ‘auspicious harmony’ and ‘joyful harmony,’ according to scholars quoted in the local news media.” The Japanese are all excited about it. Imagine if we Americans could get as excited about something poetic.

3) One of the word games I play with myself every once in awhile involves finding substitute verbs for “to be” and “to have.” ‘Cause let’s face it, “am,” “is,” and “have” are three of the most overused words we use.