Monday, June 22, 2015

Lollygagging

One of me favorite words, it so describes me.  I lollygag a lot.  Which means I waste time, fiddle about, flit from one thing to another, but hardly ever get anything done.
I looked the origin of the word up and it's wrapped in a bit of mystery.  It is believed to have shown up here in the States in the 1860's, I betting  here in the South.  I can remember my Mom saying it too, she meant it to be lazy.
I'm not lazy, just conserving my energy.  I did mow the lawn today, there's almost an acre of it.  Note to self, should have put on sun screen (Melisandre my dermatologist will get me) and I should have worn a mask, I'm wheezing now.
Time to exercise and then a bit more lollygagging.



9 comments:

  1. Lollygagging is a new word for me. I do rather a lot of it I think x

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  2. Love, love, love the platypus. I was brought up specifically not to be a lollygagger. It was a standard epitaph from my grandmother, who did not lollygag a day in her life and wouldn't have it from her children or grandchildren. The very word makes me smile, remembering her brisk little self.

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  3. Lollygagging applies very much to me to and I'm proud to say that.

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  4. I've never heard of lollygagging before, I'm definitely going to add that to my vocabulary now.

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  5. This is one I haven't come across before and my mother gave me a very good grounding I old sayings and expressions:)

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  6. I love words and lolly gagging is a great one! Not sure I've ever used it but my mom sure has. I think it describes what I've been doing in this hot weather quite well!

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