Archive | April 30, 2012

Have You Got What It Takes?

Today’s word is: moxie \MOK-see\, noun:
1. Vigor; verve; pep.
2. Courage and aggressiveness.
3. Skill; know-how.

Moxie enters common speech from the 1908 Moxie, a trademark name registered 1924 for a bitter non-alcoholic beverage; it was used as far back as 1876 as the name of a patent medicine advertised to “build up your nerve,” and it is perhaps ultimately from a New England tribal word.

It takes moxie to start a business, to keep it going AND to keep the rest of your life running like clockwork!

I started doing a Word of the Day thing on my facebook page. It’s been fun, not only do I learn something, it gives me a chance to exercise my silliness muscle. Well when I picked today’s word I was originally thinking about the old movies when you’d hear lines like “you got moxie kid.” It was tied in with some daring act.

But as I wrote my usual follow-up sentence, my mind immediately went to business and life. Because no matter what your life situation is, it takes moxie to run a business, go to work, have a happy relationship with your spouse/family AND work around any illness you may have.

So, here’s to:
Moxie
Vigor
Courage
Skill

I wish all of that for you my dear readers. I also wish you fun and your chance to work your “silliness” muscle.

Hmm, what could be my silliness for moxie? How about: Abbott and Costello had a lot of moxie(?) when it came to Frankenstein or the Mummy.

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