Stranger Among Friends

I was a stranger among friends
A thorn in the way
Never felt more out of place
Than when expected to stay

I was a broken piece of mirror
Couldn’t see my own reflection
The fears that came to haunt me
Hid quickly behind a distraction

I was the supposed happy child
The one that got her way
Or did they just tell themselves that
So they could have their way?

I was an outsider looking in
Seeking a place to belong
Perhaps by searching too hard
Is how things got so wrong

I was an almost melted candle
Extinguishing the light as I floated
They expected me to rebuild myself
But alas;

I only,

was.

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Strangest Words in English

There are times when I am trying to get a message across to someone but just can’t find the right words to express myself. At times like these (in an informal setting), I even make up my own words. For obvious reasons they sound gibberish to others but to me they make perfect sense. 

However there are words present in the English language that may sound made-up even when they’re not. They have proper meanings, usage, everything.

Let me share a few of them with you that, for me at least, are borderline crazy!

1. Argle-bargle (Noun)

copious but meaningless talk or writing; nonsense.

2. Borborygmus (Noun)

a rumbling or gurgling noise made by the movement of fluid and gas in the intestines.

3. Flibbertigibbet (Noun)

a frivolous, flighty, or excessive talkative person 

4. Gobbledygook (Noun)

language that is made meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms; nonsense.

5. Hwyl (Noun)

(in Welsh use) a stirring feeling of emotional motivation and energy. 

6. Kerfuffle (Noun)

a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views. 

7. Nudiustertian (Adjective)

of or relating to the day before yesterday.

8. Suedehead (Noun)

a young person of a subculture characterised by an appearance similar to that of skinheads but generally with slightly longer hair and smarter clothes.

9. Syzygy (Noun)

a conjunction or opposition, especially of the moon with the sun.

10. Tittynope (Noun)

a small quantity of anything left over.

11. Wayzgoose (Noun)

an annual summer dinner or outing held by a printing house for its employees. 

12. Widdershins (Adverb)

in a direction contrary to the sun’s course; anticlockwise.

How many of these did you know already? I hope it’s not all just argle-bargle to you guys!

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