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I’ve been blessed with a husband who knows stuff. By which I mean when I ask “what does (fill in the blank) mean” more often than not he knows what it means. So, I was pretty surprised he didn’t know the answer when I asked him about this first term.
Moral Sciences – “…..and Liddicote began to recruit students, who come from the seven corners of the world to better their proficiency in the English language and to study English and European literature and the moral sciences.”
Human science (also, humanistic social science, moral science and human sciences) refers to the investigation of human life and activities via a phenomenological methodology that acknowledges the validity of both sensory and psychological experience. It includes but is not necessarily limited to humanistic modes of inquiry within fields of the social sciences and humanities, including history, sociology, anthropology, and economics. -from Wikipedia
And then not so intellectual I have:
Twaddle – “Oh, I hate all this old-fashion twaddle, you know, that a woman has to do this or that when she’s married.”
Twaddle means trivial or foolish speech or writing, nonsense.
Lummy – “Lummy, I don’t know.”
Lummy is an exclamation of surprise or dismay.
Conchie – “Him? Good-for-nothing conchie, that’s what he was.”
Conchie is a disparaging term for a conscientious objector.
Well, did you learn any new words this week?