Ok…I’m a word nerd. It’s true. I actually requested a dictionary for my birthday.
Gaye’s husband saw the package and asked, “What’s this for?”
“For Christy’s birthday.”
“A dictionary?” he said scrunching his forehead. “Why didn’t you get her jewelry or some normal girly stuff?”
But for this writer, a dictionary is the best accessory! It ain’t no normal dictionary neither. It’s the Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary.
Noah Webster was a godly man and frequently used scriptures to further define our language. Of course, you won’t find scriptures in definitions today and since his first publication in 1828, our language has endured other revisions as well. I had to wonder. If two and a half centuries have diluted our language, how much it has been watered down since the days when the first Bible manuscripts were penned?
For example, where did we get the idea that gluttony only concerns food?
I’m just asking.
Gluttony is derived from the Latin gluttire, meaning to gulp down or swallow. Gluttony is the over-indulgence and over-consumption of anything to the point of waste.
Ouch. I’ve got an extravagant appetite for a lot of things that don’t have to be cooked or swallowed.
For example, retail therapy. My personal favs: home décor, antiques, Hobby Lobby and estate sales (my car is on autopilot when I see a sign).
It got so bad last year, I even went on a fast. No decorating for an entire month. It was either that or rehab. Since then, I’ve kept a close eye on my appetite for home décor.
What about you? What things do you tend to be gluttonous with?