Appalachian Word of the Day



Lollygag - a graceful, unhurried method of spending your time when you have no where to go, with absolutely no productivity whatsoever  

I admit to a bit, maybe a lot, of lollygagging yesterday.  Tomorrow starts a week of busyness for me that cannot be avoided.  Appointments to keep, a classroom to organize, people to see and places to go.  

My lollygagging should not be confused with dillydallying.  To dillydally is to waste someone's time.  A prime example of this is when your children dillydally and you can't get out of the house on time.  An unpleasant experience, if you ask me.  

Here's hoping you have some time to lollygag today.  We all need it, every now and again.   


"Once you get to that point where you can just be yourself and relax, I just think you're so much happier in general."  

Jacqueline Emerson 


Comments

  1. I really lollygagging last two months.. I'm not feeling doing anything.. and end of everyday I'm thinking why I'm not not doing anything..

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  2. I'm really good at lollygagging! But I'm not too sure I can be graceful about it.

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  3. ...I lallygag all the time.

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  4. Lollygagging is a good thing! ;-)

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  5. Hi Michelle,
    I Lollygag whenever I can but have some big projects on and so I have to put it on hold for a while . . . lol

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  6. A favorite word my mother often used, I can still hear her tone and see the expressions

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  7. Lollygag is a very good word. 😊

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  8. Lollygag...haha. Fun to say, fun to do!

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  9. Okay...you've thrown me right back into my childhood hearing lollygag & dillydally. : ) Great words! And, once again....I love the quote you selected for the day.

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  10. I'm lolly-gagging right now! My mom who was born and raised in Oklahoma used that term. Sorry your free time is at an end. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. LOVE your word of the day! I regularly use it and "dillydally" in my vocabulary :) Appalachian born and bred!
    and your mantis is a beauty!

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  12. Smiling about lolly-gagging and dillydally-ing similarities and differences .. .
    Important stuff to consider when getting closer to busier days.
    Thanks . . .

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  13. Those words bring back good memories:) Great picture.

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  14. Lollygagging is awesome..!!
    Have a nice day.

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  15. I would love to lolly-gag about, but won't today. LOVE that word!

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  16. We live and learn, great of you to share and nice photo. Warm greetings!

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  17. Hello, both words are great. I believe I tend to lollygag and dillydall. Love the praying mantis. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  18. i've got lollygagging down and my kids do well with the dillydally-ing :) which by the way i just recieved a text from one of my kids, just now to tell me he accidentally left his food in the car when i dropped him off at football practice this morning...see, nailed it :/

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  19. Thank you for adding this great word to my vocabulary, Michelle! I'll aim to lollygag a bit each day the next 10 days (summer holidays :)
    All the best to the next few days - school start and new tasks and challenges!

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  20. Dillydallying and lollygagging. I learn so much from your posts.

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