Word of the day: JOMO

JOMO

[joh-moh]

noun (slang)
1. a feeling of contentment with one’s own pursuits and activities, without worrying over the possibility of missing out on what others may be doing: You can’t feel the good vibes of JOMO until you stop obsessing over everyone else’s Facebook postings.

Word Origin

First recorded in 2000–05; j(oy) o(f) m(issing) o(ut)

Related forms

n.a.

Quote

Like it or not, we need our technology devices; we just don’t need them as much as we think we do. JOMO is about finding that balance.
(Hayley Phelan, The New York Times, July 2018)

 

Source:  dictionary.com

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Dear friends and readers, please note that this is my word of the day. And – 🥁🥁🥁 – it is dedicated to 💚Wolfgang💚: Happy birthday.  ☘

Peace, coffee, and a cheesecake.  ☘

 

Something Like Home #humanity #languages @duolingo

Dear friends and readers,

Duolingo is a learning platform I discovered when starting to learn Swedish. Learning languages with Duolingo is fun, I receive their newsletter, and this time they surprised me with the following documentary.

Duolingo:
We started Duolingo to make education free and accessible to all.
In time for World Refugee Day, we’re honoring our commitment by releasing Something Like Home, a documentary about the impact of language on the lives of Syrian refugees.


One of the reasons I was eagerly learning languages in school was to not feel left out, and to understand others while travelling. Today, I am still eager to learn languages, to show that I care, to connect. I have to admit that these are currently limited to Indo-European and Romance languages. I do not know which language I am going to tackle next; after scanning the possibilities, reflecting, the right language will present itself. It will most certainly be one of the languages that is urgently needed in these times.

Here’s to more humanity.

Peace, hope, and home, my friends.

 

Word of the day: serenity

serenity

[suhren-i-tee]

noun
1. the state or quality of being serene, calm, or tranquil; sereneness.
2. (usually initial capital letter) a title of honour, respect, or reverence, used in speaking of or to certain members of royalty (usually preceded by his, your, etc.).

Word Origin

late Middle English, Latin

1530s, of weather, 1590s, of persons, from Middle French sérénité, from Latin serenitatem (nominative serenitas) “clearness, serenity,” from serenus (see serene ). Earliest use (mid-15c.) was as a title of honour for kings, probably from the similar use of Latin serenitas, applied to Roman emperors, later popes.

Related forms

overserenity, noun.

 

Source:  dictionary.com

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Dear friends and readers, please note that this is my word of the day.

 

Word of the day: tranquillity

tranquillity
(or tranquility)

[trang-kwil-i-tee]

Word Origin

noun
1. quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity.
2. a state of calm and quietude

Middle English, Latin

Related forms

tranquil, adjective.

Example

But the illusions of peace and tranquility soon crumble around them like a patch of freshly laid snow.

Source:  dictionary.com

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Dear friends and readers, please note that this is my word of the day.

 

Word of the day: prioritise

prioritize

[prahy-awr-i-tahyz]
[prahy-or-i-tahyz]

Word Origin

verb (used with object), prioritized, prioritizing.
1. to arrange or do in order of priority :learning to prioritize our assignments.
2. to give a high priority to.
verb (used without object), prioritized, prioritizing.
3. to organize or deal with something according to its priority.

Also, especially British, prioritise.

Related forms

prioritization, noun
reprioritization, noun
reprioritize, verb (used with object), reprioritized, reprioritizing.

Example

At the end of the day, it all comes down to commitment and prioritization.

Source:  dictionary.com

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My question for you, dear friends and readers:

This word is not too difficult, its meaning is clear. Then why do so many adults have difficulties prioritising their tasks?

The first answer I came up with:  They all have a very different take on what is important and – what is not.  😦