The Hunter or Detective

detectiveThe Hunter or Detective: This genealogists  loves the research. While they want to find their own ancestors, they’ll research anyone’s ancestry just for the thrill of the hunt. They are easily sidetracked from their own ancestral research by the challenge of solving a stranger’s brick wall.

Source: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/what-type-of-genealogist-are-you.html

Thanks to Lorine for granting permission to use her definitions.

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Bloggerhoea

P1090521I’m sorry I don’t have a source for this word but I define Bloggerhoea  a compulsive outpouring of stories via blogs. I suspect the term was a play on another word that describes an outpouring.

I know that I heard a genimate use Bloggerhoea several years ago but I did not make a note of who that was. The first mention of the term I could find was from a blogger in 2008 who said “i think i’m suffering from bloggerhoea. lock me in a room with internet connection + com with all my med notes and tell me that i only can get out if i memorize all of my notes you’ll find me blogging 99% of the time.”

 

Kick the Bucket

Quite a while ago my genimate Carmel Galvin reminded of a phrase my Dad used quite regularly. Most Australians would know that Kick the Bucket is a euphemism for dying  and I know it is used by our English cousins. Is it a term commonly used in other parts of the English speaking world?

An  article in Wikipedia examines theories behind the origin of the phrase.