"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Thursday, 3 November 2011


A sluggard is a lazy, indolent person; sxomeone who is perpetually idle or slothful.

"'Tis the voice of the sluggard;
I heard him complain,
You have waked me too soon,
I must slumber again."

Watts - the Divine Songs


  1. Just a great word. So easy to say with disdain. Sluggard! (Sometimes I behave like a slug... I leave a trail.) Sloth is a great word too. I showed my sister from Iowa your blog(s), she may begin to visit too!

  2. Some words are just so expressive aren't they, Dan.

    Thanks for showing your sister my blog - all visitors are welcome as you know.