Word of the Day: Anachronism

Today’s word of the day is one that I’ve had stuck in my head for months. I first heard it years and years ago during one of my favorite episodes of Gilmore Girls in which they put on a historically accurate Bracebridge Dinner- except Paris points out the various anachronisms throughout the night.

Anachronism

Anachronism;

  1. The representation of someone as existing or something as happening in an other than chronological, proper, or historical order.
  2. One that is out of its proper or chronological order, especially a person or practice that belongs to an earlier time.

The thesaurus likens this word to “metachronism,” “misdate” and “prolepsis or solecism,” as if those words are easier to use and understand.

Used in a sentence: Depicting William Shakespeare as wearing stunner shades and toting an iPhone, while hilarious, is entirely anachronistic.

Definition via thefreedictionary.com. Illustration by me.

Instant Mood Lifters

Just a few things that can really turn a bad day around:

  • Cuddling with a puppy
  • Watching an episode of Gilmore Girls
  • Going on a quick run or a long walk
  • Sending a snarky e card to a friend for no reason
  • Reading a silly blog 
  • Discovering a new song
  • Finding cool free events to go to in Portland.
  • Writing in my blog 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Weekend, All!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I wrote these as little cards I could send to my friends via the internet- some who live even as far away as Vietnam! Hope you have a great day in honor of the naked baby god that shoots people with lusty arrows.

One of these ought to  express the feelings appropriate to how we know one another, dear blog reader. Have a good one!