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May 10, 2022
This week’s theme
Words related to time

This week’s words
timeous
yealing
witching hour
meridian
ephemeral

yealing
Both would be turning 96 this year.
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with Anu Garg

yealing

PRONUNCIATION:
(YEE-ling)

MEANING:
noun: Someone who is the same age as oneself.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Scots eildins. Earliest documented use: 1728.

USAGE:
“O ye, my dear-remember’d, ancient yealings,
Were ye but here to share my wounded feelings!”
Robert Burns; The Brigs Of Ayr; 1786.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style. -Fred Astaire, dancer, actor, singer, musician, and choreographer (10 May 1899-1987)

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