phenomenology – noun
The study of the development of human consciousness and self-awareness as a preface to or a part of philosophy.
As in: “The Tree of Life is peak Malick phenomenology.”
Yeoman – noun
Efficient or useful help in need.￼￼
As in… “A true ally is a yeoman, not wishy-washy, or a poseur.”
The incessant questions from my daughter has kicked into gear. Yesterday she caught me short with this one;
“What’s a country?”
My mind automatically does something like this: Noun,
person, place, thing…
My mouth does this:
“It’s a place…defined by physical borders, politics and culture.”
She was silent.
I hope I didn’t break that particular train of thought. I hope I planted a seed instead. I’ve got to get better at this real quick.
adj. can·ni·er, can·ni·est
1. Careful and shrewd, especially where one’s own interests are concerned.
2. Cautious in spending money; frugal.
a. Steady, restrained, and gentle.
b. Snug and quiet.
As in: “You are too canny to lose this job.”
I’ve always liked this word, and then I looked up the etymology. It’s Scots, of course