Good morning, my dear readers!
Did you miss me? I’ve been away just for a while, but some of you probably were not interested in my recent ‘hot’ post on competition in the translation industry, these ones might feel like I’ve been away for a long time. Well, the task is tough, I have to keep up with a few new words by A.Word.A.Day., but I’ve got the entire week-end and probably tomorrow I’ll be free from work so I’ve got plenty of time to make it. Now I’ll stop babbling and explain the reason of the tagline: I had so many ideas for the title, but in the end it was suggested directly by Anu Garg on Tuesday’s word: this peculiar word is often the last one in dictionaries. It waves goodbye or – if you prefer – it accompanies us smoothly towards the night and the pale moonlight. Goodnight moon … so I found another reference to music!
This word is also related to ferments and ‘high spirits’ (do you remember my post on this subject?) so its position on the dictionaries may make sense …
Ceylon L. Barclay; Red Rum Punch; Cross Cultural Publications; 1994.