Category Archives: Inspirations

Petrichor

Petrichor (Australian, n.) /ˈpɛtrɪkɔːr/ The earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), meaning “stone”, and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. … Continue reading

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Gōng hé

Gōng hé (工合) (Chinese, v.) / gɒŋ.χɜː / gong-hur. Lit. work together; the basis for the anglicised term gung-ho. Gōng hé” is a shortened version of the term “gōngyè hézuòshè” (工業合作社) or Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, which was abbreviated as Indusco … Continue reading

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Live your life to the full!

This morning was Bram Cassidy’s London Marathon Fundraising Challenge Brunch with Heather Hawkins. Heather gave a great talk on her adventures, and finished her talk with a reading from her book “Adventurous Spirit” that is worth repeating; ❝ But it’s … Continue reading

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Utepils

Utepils (Norwegian, n.) / OOH-ta-pilz / Lit. outdoor larger; a beer that is enjoyed outside (especially in the sunshine). 📷 Sharpy’s Beer Run 2018 #PositiveLexicography

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Njuta

Njuta (Swedish, v.) / njʉː.ta / nyoo-ta. To deeply enjoy, to profoundly appreciate. 📷 Running Creek, Kinglake National Park #PositiveLexicography

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Eudaimonia

Eudaimonia (εὐδαιμονία) (Greek, n.) / juːdɪˈmoʊniə / lit. “human flourishing”; a state of having a good indwelling spirit or being in a contented state of being healthy, happy and prosperous. In moral philosophy, eudaimonia is used to refer to the … Continue reading

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Joie de vivre

Joie de vivre (French, n.) / ˌʒwɑː də ˈviːvrə / jwa-de-vee-vruh. Joy of living / for life; exuberance, ebullience; zest for life, the knack of knowing how to live. #PositiveLexicography

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