This strange pocket of time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is upon us. It also makes timely updating of Word of the Day posts a bit difficult, due to time-space thingamajiggyness.
Anyway, so I’m taking this time to give you, not two, but FOUR words/phrases, all holiday-related, in this one MEGAPOST, as my Holiday gift to you.
- a main branch of a tree.
“apple boughs laden with blossom”
synonyms: branch, limb, arm, offshoot
“snow-laden pine boughs”
Pictured: a BOUGH of holly with which to deck your halls.
Auld Lang Syne
ôld laNG ˈzīn,ˈsīn/
- times long past. (Scottish in origin — Gaelic)
Pictured: the literal definition of that weird part of the New Years Song nobody can sing correctly.
- spiced ale or mulled wine drunk during celebrations for Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve.
- drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way.
- go from house to house at Christmas singing carols.
“here we go a-wassailing”
Pictured: Something yummeh that you probably haven’t tried yet. WHY HAVEN’T YOU TRIED WASSAIL YET?