Monday, April 30, 2012

Word of the Week - Condo (plus my Croquet outfit)

This is a bit silly and short a word, but I was totally surprised to learn it was so new! Well, the word condominium is from 1714, but it carried the meaning of "joint rule or sovereignty" and was word used in politics and international law. Until, that is, in the 1960s it got used to mean a "privately owned apartment" (people would be jointly ruling the building...), at which point that obliterated the original use. I had no clue it was so new in that sense!

Now, as promised last week--a picture of me in my Croquet getup, featuring hat and dress both from Victorian Trading Company. =)

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  1. Hi Roseanna, Your croquet outfit is absolutely divine! You look stunning in it and I must say I am quite envious. Keep up the good work sister!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I've had the hat for years and finally broke down and bought the dress to go with it. I LOVE IT!! =)

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  2. Wow, Roseanna! The dress is so gorgeous! You look just like one of the Crawley sisters from Downton Abbey! I definitely think the dress would be great to wear to the ACFW awards gala.

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    1. LOL. I must say I thought of them too. =) Though I ordered it before I watched any DA, actually...

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  3. Condo, who knew that word used to mean "joint rule?"

    Where do you find information on words? I have tried googling words or sometimes dictionaries will give a bit of background. Recently, someone directed me to etymology site. Is there one you use?

    Very charming! You look so lovely in that outfit! Would that people still dressed like that!

    Thank you! It sounds like you had a delightful weekend!

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    1. I get most of my info from www.etymonline.com which is probably the etymology site you were directed to. There are occasions when other sources prove it incomplete, but it's a fabulous starting point.

      And thank you! I wish we still dressed like that too! We don't do nearly enough dressing up anymore. =(

      And I got your notecard in the mail!! So sweet of you, thanks. =)

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  4. Oh, I love this! What a beautiful dress! You totally look the part :)

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  5. And in 1958, the first condominium law was passed in the United States in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Two years later, ""Graystone Manor"" was built, which was also considered as the first condominium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    Your Croquet getup coordinates well with your hat, Ms. White - what a fabulous matching, indeed. That would be perfect for a noble party.

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