MEANING: adjective: Homey; unpretentious.

ETYMOLOGY: From Yiddish heymish (domestic), from Old High German heim (home). Ultimately from the Indo-European root tkei- (to settle or dwell), which also gave us home, haunt, hangar, site, situate, and hamlet. Earliest documented use: 1964.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: I feel fairly certain that my hatred harms me more than the people whom I hate. -Max Frisch, architect, playwright, and novelist (15 May 1911-1991)

HEIMLISCH - a composer of popular songs, known as much for getting obstructing foreign objects out of people's throat as for putting words and music into their mouth