WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Tatterdemalion

WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Tatterdemalion

Well, it’s been a minute.

Let this serve as warning that despite having finished as a homeschool teacher, I have no more free time than I did when we were still schooling. I totally understand my dad’s bewilderment at quitting smoking, yet not suddenly becoming rich for all the money he was saving by no longer purchasing cartons of cigarettes.


Just as my father reaped health benefits from smoking cessation, I will not whine about still being busy despite successfully graduating a functioning human into adulthood. Or rather, I won’t whine anymore. I will be about what I need to be about.

Bart Simpson as Renée Reynolds, courtesy Ptbf2002 at DeviantArt.


A ragged fellow, whose clothes hang all in tatters.

The Life of an Actor by Pierce Egan, 1825, illustration by Theo Lane.
WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Beetle-Browed

WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Beetle-Browed

The heir has graduated, the family has returned from our trek to various US National Parks…it’s time to get back to work.

So of course I’m distracted down a rabbit hole of weird research. God bless the UK National Portrait Gallery.


One having thick projecting eyebrows.

John Clare by William Hilton, 1820, National Portrait Gallery UK

Charles James Fox by Karl Anton Hickel, 1794, National Portrait Gallery UK

Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1771-1773, National Portrait Gallery UK

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt, by Edwin Landseer, 1824, National Portrait Gallery UK

Thomas Paine by Laurent Dabos, 1791, National Portrait Gallery UK

William (Thomas) Beckford by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1782, National Portrait Gallery UK

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) by Gilbert Stuart, 1787, National Portrait Gallery UK

Slang term taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.