24-V by R o g e r

 

Jefferson R Kean, Office of Medical History

Are you full of VIM and VIGOR?

The term VIM and VIGOR means VITALITY, energy, robust health. Ebullient vitality and energy, as in “He was full of VIM and VIGOR after that swim.” This redundant expression uses both VIM and VIGOR in the sense of “energy” or “strength.”

The first word, VIM, means high energy, great enthusiasm. VIM first appeared in the United States in 1843. Some etymologists believe that VIM is derived from the Latin word VIS, which means strength, energy, power. However, other etymologists believe that the word VIM was simply invented. VIM is rarely seen outside the term VIM and VIGOR.

The word VIGOR also means VITALITY, energy, robust health. It dates from the 1300s and is derived from the Latin word VIGOREM, which means activity, liveliness.

Since the words VIM and VIGOR have the same meaning, the plural noun is known as a tautology. A tautology is a phrase or term that states the same idea twice using different words in order to strengthen the meaning. The term VIM and VIGOR first appeared in the mid-1800s, its use peaked in the 1940s. VIM and VIGOR is primarily an American term.

Why does “VIM” only exist with “VIGOR”? I know at least one example of VIM paired with other words: Pep, VIM, and VERVE.

I hope you have the VIM and VIGOR necessary to VISIT some of our new and VETERAN ABC Wednesday participants.

23-V by Melody

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For 23-V

The last 5 letters of Round 23 are on… time flies… in 5 weeks Round 24 will start, on the first Sunday in the New Year to be exact. 
If you would become part of the team… if you would like to design the new logo… just let us know… We are looking forward to the new round ofcourse and to all your entries. Hope you will stay part of this wonderful meme. 

First the Vulture… which we call “Gier” overhere in The Netherlands.
They are not present in the animalcollection of my hometown zoo but other zoo’s in The Netherlands do have them. This specific one lives in Dierenpark Amersfoort, about 1 & half hour drive from where I live. This photo was taken on july 21rst, the other photo’s of that day can/may be watched HERE

 

My second choice for the animal who’s name starts with a V is the Vampire Bat.
Just a week ago, sunday the 25th, I went to a German Zoo with 2 couples friends, to celebrate my birthday. There we saw those Bats… almost all of my pictures were wrong but one was quit acceptable… so that one I will share with you here:  The other foto’s of that day can/may be watched HERE

 

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-wednes-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

 

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-V ~ December 4th, 2018