memoirs, art and fragments by Thomas Milner

Halcyon days

Did you know that the word «halcyon», as in halcyon days,

comes from the ancient Greek word for a «kingfisher»?

                                                    How’s that for a completely        

Unnecessary,

Uncalled for,

Unwanted,

Unwarranted,

Unsolicited,

A-propos-of-nothing,

Gratuitous,

Pointless,

Out-of-the-blue

And totally irrelevant piece of etymology?

KINGFISHER

KINGFISHER

Comments on: "Halcyon days" (5)

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  2. Yes, I did know that.

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  3. I didn’t know that,but it’s just the kind of pointless thing I do like to know, so thankyou! And Happy New year!!

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