Gobsmacked by death


Gobsmacked combines the northern English and Scottish slang term gob, mouth, with the verb smack. It suggests the speaker is utterly astonished or astounded. It’s much stronger than just being surprised; it’s used for something that leaves you speechless, or … Continue reading

Life and death – the outliving wars!


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Yesterday the beloved husband said the most romantic thing. He said, “I hope you outlive Jake.” Jake is our cat. Of course he doesn’t want to share me with anyone, not even a cat! So sweet. Maybe. There is more … Continue reading