What’s in a Word?

What’s in a Word?

Marriage. With a capital ‘M’, the word has become so charged. It is locked in as the legal definition of union between a two people. With a small ‘m’ , the word is bandied around much more liberally : it has come to mean a blending, a natural joining, a dovetailing –...
Epithalamium: Word of the Day

Epithalamium: Word of the Day

Here’s rather an ugly word for an occasion otherwise festooned with beauty : EPITHALAMIUM. It is from the Greek, ‘epithalamios’, meaning nuptials, and is a poem or a song in honour of the bride and groom. Originally it was sung by children to a bride and groom at the...
Ten Promises

Ten Promises

According to law in Australia these are the words that make a marriage. Referred to as the Vows, according to the lexicon they are more a binding statement of intent, and in that sense a commitment: “ I call upon the persons here present to witness that I take you as...
About Love

About Love

  I baulked at sharing this anonymous reading option because of the reference to a MAN’S love (at least it doesn’t mention a different role for a woman!). It is archaic and you would just re-write it to describe love between and among the sexes. However, as the...