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.
My Genimate, Carmel, in a comment on a Facebook post quite a while ago used the term Purga-tree.
She said “7 great-grandparents from Ireland and possibly the 8th! Trying to document them for perpetui-tree can sometimes seem like purga-tree.”
Last night I was pondering which term from the growing list of contenders I have in Evernote I would add to the Geneadictionary today. This morning when I opened up Twitter there was a geneagift from my genimate Carmel who had offered up two new words, Geneashot and Geneashort so no further thinking was required.
Read Carmel’s tweet for some Twitter tips and two new definitions.
Tweet from Carmel 21/04/2015
Thanks Carmel for making up my mind and for your support of the Geneadictionary.
A while ago I sent out plea for help in discovering some more AKAs.
I’ve located a few and two Geneafairies, Carmel Galvin and Alona Tester, helped with a few more.
Please take a look at the AKAs page and see if you can assist with its growth.
I’m known for my lack of keyboarding skills. Today I fired off a tweet in haste using the hashtag #enealogy. My observant friends Jonathan and Camel noticed my error and tweeted back at me.
I was quite taken by Carmel’s definition for enealogy – Genealogy in lean times
Carmel left this suggestion in a comment on an earlier post. Can you add any other Geneadailies to the list?
Suggested entry Geneadailies: compilations generated by Paper.li examples Australian Genealogists http://paper.li/geniaus/australian-genealogists, and Genebrarian http://paper.li/genebrarian amongst others