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  • Words, they are a tool, written, they speak to all who will read them. Spoken, they create. The source of there power is in there definition. You can suggest that it come form its context, its place in a sentence , the power of punctuation. Yes , this is true, how ever it is the definition that is its source of its unending power.

    Thus I submit a opportunity to encourage the art of the word. I have a word my Grand-dandy ~ Grandfather~ used I never heard it used by any one else and I had to quietly figure out its meaning from its use. "Perten up boy!"

    Origin of PERT

    Middle English, evident, attractive, saucy, short for apert evident, from Anglo-French, from Latin apertus open, from past participle of aperire to open
    First Known Use: 14th century

    Grand-dandy was telling me to liven up, as I had had no sleep.

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