Christmassy Words for Wednesday

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Merry Christmas to all our course subscribers and blog readers! Whatever you are doing, we hope you are having a lovely day. 

Here is a list of the Christmassy Words for Wednesday we’ve shared over the years: 

  1. December
    'Decem' is Latin for 'ten', so why is it the twelfth month of the year that’s called December?
  2. Advent
    Is advent a period of anticipation or a period of reflection?
  3. Pudding
    Christmas puddings may be delicious, but the origins of this word are less appealing...
  4. Reindeer
    How long have these creatures been a part of Christmas mythology?
  5. Trim
    Trim is a Janus word, which means it has two contradictory meanings. Depending on the context, it can mean 'cut away' or 'adorn'.
  6. Tinsel
    Do you deck everything you can see with tinsel or do you absolutely hate the stuff?
  7. Partridge
    There’s another word that rhymes with ‘part’ and originates from the same root as partridge. Can you guess what it is?
  8. Mulled Wine
    Did you know the word mull has been used to describe the process of heating a drink with sweeteners and spices since the 1600s?
  9. Mince Pie
    Does a mince pie contain meat? 
  10. Eggnog
    The word nog was once used to describe beer.
  11. Brussels Sprout
    Do you love sprouts or hate them? 
  12. Sherry
    Do you know what region sherry is made in?

Once again, from all the team at Spellzone, we hope you have a restful Christmas season.  


25 Dec 2019
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