Posted Tuesday April 5
I have three neglected words for you today
Desuetude - (Des' wi tyood). Obsolescence; a state of disuse.
Defenestrate (dē-fěn'ĭ-strāt') - To throw out of a window.
Declivity - Downward inclination; slope.
I'm probably expecting too much. After all, it's pretty old and suffering from a severe case of desuetude! What do you think?
Sorry, I was forgetting you can’t see it! I’m trying to get this old radiogram to work. You remember them. They were like fancy wooden chests only instead of being filled with junk they had a built-in radio and record player - or gramophone as they used to call them. That’s where the name came from. Radiogr...well, you get it.
Which reminds me. Grandma had trouble with her phone the other day. (See what I did there?) It was a new-fangled smart job. Anti-desuetudic you could say! Perhaps not. Anyway, it is totally different from her old device which had dial thing you stuck your finger in, and curly cable. Anyway, she got so cross with the new one she defenestrated it. It hit the pavement and bounced its way down a declivity landing at the feet of a miserable teenager who was the only kid in his class not to own one. Result!
Hey listen, there’s a scratching noise coming from my radiogram. Yea! I do believe it’s come to life! Let’s open the storage part down here, find a vinyl and try playing it. Oh dear, the covers are in a bit of a state. Now, what have we got? Frank Sinatra, Janice Jop....wooo! A bloody mouse just jumped out!