MORE PERSONALS

Published June 16, 2020 by Nan Mykel

Who woulda thought it:

No wonder we say the word more than write it! According to Word of the Day, when I think I’m saying “Rambunctious” I’m really saying “ Rumbustious.” (Means Boisterous or unruly.) –This is an evening of my life post. My daughter points out that rambunctious also exists in the dictionary. Oh well–she beats me at Boggle too.
During my old-folk’s self quarantine, I’ve taken to reading old unread yard sale books on my own bookshelf. Therefore last night I learned the history of smiling from Desmond Morris’ The Naked Ape. It seems a friendly “mutual aid system” was developed by the higher primates (monkeys or apes) to aid mutual grooming. The system involved “a rapid lip-smacking movement, often sticking its tongue out between each smack…The lip-smacking action has evolved as a special ritual out of the repeated particle-tasting movements that take place during a bout of fur cleaning.” (Italics mine)…At this point we engage in grooming talking to maintain social togetherness–“How ya doing…Nice day today.” Just thought you’d like to know…
 
 

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