Today's word is:
This is a word that doesn't have a whole lot of synonyms. I suppose we should all be thankful. How many of us over use it? (Please raise your hand. Oh, there's one, in the back with the ink stains on your fingers...) Just how often would you use "brace" or "duo?" And I had to look up distich.
Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
alike, all, along with, also, and, apiece, as well as
distich, double, double harness
duad, dual, duet, duo, dyad
either, equally, evenly
one and the other
set of two, some, span
team, tete-a-tete, the couple, the two, two of us, together, twain, twosome
yoke, you and me
***This song wouldn't have worked as well if the line had been "Just the both of us."
(A distich, by the way, as the Merriam-Webster Dictionary explained it to me is: any strophic unit of two lines. Clear?)
***The Grand Canyon was designated as a National Monument on this day in 1908, but it wouldn't become a National Park until February 26, 1919.
Today is International Thank You Day.
I send all of you a big THANK YOU for your being here.
Pass it on to any and all to whom you have the pleasure of encountering.
The servers at a restaurant, the cashier at a store, the teller at the window,
the crossing guard, the postman, a teacher... etc. etc. etc.
But don't just say it today, say it every day.
The world will be a better place for it.
Today I'm thankful for being able to be thankful.
What are you thankful for? Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? Do you over-use the word both?