Appalachian Word of the Day




work-brittle - in some Southern regions this can mean eager to work or energetic, while in other parts of Appalachia, this term can mean quite the opposite, synonymous with laziness.  


This week I am the epitome of this term, in both facets.   

While I have the week off from work, I have made a list of things to do.  I have things that must be done!  I feel the power to accomplish things!  However, just yesterday I took an extended lunch break, that included a long walk....and maybe a phone call to my Mom.  

Bouts of energy with bouts of nothingness seem to be the norm.  And, I am liking it.  

I am work-brittle, for sure. 





Comments

  1. I need to be packing, but still in jammies, work-brittle indeed.

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  2. Thanks for this bit of information. I have never heard the term before and would not have a clue what it meant. Actually, I'm not sure what it means now. Heh, heh. I guess it's up to the person to determine it's meaning. Most of us have several sides to our person or personality. There are times when I feel like I could do anything (well, that doesn't happen much anymore) and other times when I can hardly get out of bed in the morning! :)

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  3. Girl.....enjoy your time off! It's good for the soul.

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  4. I think you've got the right idea Michelle, a little bit of both! You will enjoy the relax part when you have accomplished one of your tasks even more 😀

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  5. we all need a little of both!! beautiful image!!

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  6. I thought of it meaning work shy! I always have lots of list writing enthusiasm & then I need a cup of tea & before I know it that work brittle feeling has caught up on me.

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  7. I'm putting off some chores checking blogs! ;-))

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  8. Great shot.
    Enjoy your week.
    Jealous here.

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  9. We all need a break from being over productive or even semi productive. Dream time and rest time are just as important. The sad news of this week has me feeling down, that's for sure!

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  10. A walk and talking with your mom is always a good idea. : )

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  11. Sounds like a perfect kind of week work-brittle . . .

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  12. I've never heard that term work-brittle before. It's a good one

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  13. I haven't heard that term, either. Having down time is important in this fast-paced world. Enjoy those moments. Great photo of the old house!

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  14. I have never heard of that term but it can certainly describe me at times. I love the photo of that great old place at the beginning of your post. So full of character and stories that it could tell, no doubt!

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  15. A great word Michelle. We all have brittle in our lives but what we have to do is have balance, a little bit of this mixed with a little bit of that or something like that. :) I love your photo, it's fantastic!

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  16. I think lately I be in the 2nd definition

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  17. Huh, I don't think I've ever heard this term. Interesting.

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  18. That's definitely a description of me also. Times of frantically getting things done with times of slowing down and taking the time to enjoy life a little. One of my wife's favorite sayings is "Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."

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  19. Beautiful photo of the old house. I've been reading a lot of books these last months about Appalachia. I enjoy that area so much. Interesting term.

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  20. Nice capture of the classic old place with a porch!
    Just for the fun of it I "Googled" Work-Brittle, here's what I came up with... https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/work-brittle

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