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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
whigmaleerie or whigmaleery
1. A whim.
2. A fanciful contrivance.
It’s a Scots term, but we know little about it beyond that. Earliest documented use: 1730.
“There was nothing of the wispy character of the whigmaleerie about Granny Gilmour when she opened her neat front door to us.”
Jane Duncan; My Friend Madame Zora; Macmillan; 1963.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. It is never a narrowing of the mind or a restriction of the human spirit or the country's spirit. -Jawaharlal Nehru, freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister of India (14 Nov 1889-1964)