Category Archives: Vocablurry

A Few of Esmond’s Favourite Words

I use these a lot…



Translation: Sorry, Sorry, Sorry, Sorry (the ‘y’ is almost silent)



Translation: It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay.


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Word of the Day


An embarrassing or tactless act or remark in a social situation

~ New Oxford Dictionary

I don’t like this word. But i do it all the time.

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Word of the Day


adjective:  formal aiming or aimed at peace.

noun (irenics): a part of Christian theology concerned with reconciling different denominations and sects

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A Smattering of Latin

irreligiosa solicitudo pro deo

a blasphemous anxiety to do God’s work for Him

corruptio optimi pessima

corruption of what is best is the worst corruption

abusus non tollit usum

misuse does not take away right use

tolle, lege

take and read

and the latin phrase closest to me…

fortis atque fidelis

strong and faithful

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Word(s) of the Day

Moribund [mawr-uh-buhnd, mor-]

terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigour

Show me a church where the preaching is good, and yet the church is still moribund. I’ve never seen such a church. The moribund churches I’ve seen have been malpreached to death

T.David Gordon in “Why Johnny Can’t Preach”

Bric-a-brac [brik-uh-brak]

miscellaneous objects and ornaments of little value.

Doesn’t the specificity of “cultures”, each with its odd assembly of bric-a-brac, suggest that sweeping questions about “culture” (in the abstract singular) are too theoretical?… though the term “bric-a-brac” is a bit condescending.

D.A. Carson in “Christ and Culture Revisited”

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