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.
Thanks to Lonetester for alerting me to this post from James Tanner in which he explains the Revolving Door Ancestor phenomenon.
You can read James’post here: http://rejoiceandbeexceedingglad.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/revolving-door-ancestors-on.html
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“Genea-phoria” The feeling you get when you score a new lead or find a missing link.
Today’s word comes from Caroline Gurney.
Geneaplug – TV advert for Ancestry or Find My Past
Thanks to my lack of typing skills I have coined another word for the Geneadictionary. As I was typing Rootstech this morning I omitted an o and the word became Rotstech. At the time I was writing about my post-Rootstech malaise.
Rotstech or post-Rootstech malaise – a condition that affects genies on the Sunday immediately after the Rootstech conference when feels both exhausted and energised.
ConGenieal : An adjective that describes the comfortable, friendly atmosphere that is created when a group of Genies gather in a social situation.
I thought of this word when writing a blog post about an Aussie pre Rootstech gathering in Salt Lake City tonight.
A Congenieal Group, Salt Lake City 5/2/2017
Microfiche motion sickness: A lightheaded dizzy feeling experienced by genealogists and researchers caused by sitting for endless hours at microfilm or microfiche readers.IS
Source: A tweet from @troveaustralia on 18/1/2017
Similar to Microphilmia