I’ve ended up with a pillowcase filled with Halloween memes so I thought I share the stash. And you can have any of the bags of corn candy⁄
Not particularly Halloween themed but I believe in helping to spread knowledge of the natural world:
The word for October 24th is:
Blood blŭd: [noun]
1.1 The fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
1.2 A similar fluid in animals other than vertebrates.
1.3 The juice or sap of certain plants.
Middle English blod, Old English blōd, Proto-Germanic *blōþan, of uncertain origin.
I don’t quite understand why All Hallow’s Eve memes started appearing at 0001 October 1st but the Interweb has been awash with them for the past 25 days. And who am I to buck the trend – though I have shown some restraint in waiting until a reasonable time before the actual Feast Day itself. So inspired by my reminiscences of that long ago performance of Macbeth that I mentioned in my last post here’s three weird sisters plus a coven of others.
For some reason this brought back memories of trying to arrange shift changes back in my working days.
I’ve always thought that there had to be a more comfortable way of travelling – I mean sidesaddle on a horse is hard enough just imagine on a broomstick!
They tell us it’s the way forward for all of us, so why not airborne traffic?
Well I answered that question pretty quick didn’t I?
Even witches have to move with the times.
Old sayings can come back to haunt you! (See what I did there? Haunt… witch… never mind!)
An All Hallow’s equivalent of the start of an old vaudeville routine?
I don’t know but this really have quite the same effect as the original.
We started with the question “when shall we three meet again?” so let’s end with it.
The word for October 25th is:
Witch /wiCH/: [1. noun 2. verb]
1.1 A woman thought to have magic powers, especially evil ones, popularly depicted as wearing a black cloak and pointed hat and flying on a broomstick.
1.2 An ugly or unpleasant woman.
1.3 A woman who is bewitchingly attractive.
1.4 An edible North Atlantic flatfish that is of some commercial value.
2. To cast an evil spell on.
Old English wicca (masculine), wicce (feminine), wiccian (verb); current senses of the verb are probably a shortening of bewitch.
Definitions 1.2 and 1.3 are examples of context being important.