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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Someone who is persistently negative and pessimistic.
After Debbie Downer, a character in the television series Saturday Night Live, who frequently brings bad news in even the most cheerful situations. You can also call her a killjoy. Earliest documented use: 2004.
“Being a Debbie Downer isn’t just a pain for people around you -- it could also be shortening your life, a new study finds.”
Lauren Steussy; Optimists Live Longer, Study Says; New York Post; Aug 29, 2019.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Imagine there's no countries, / It isn't hard to do. / Nothing to kill or die for, / And no religion, too. / Imagine all the people / Living life in peace. -John Lennon, musician (9 Oct 1940-1980)