Today’s Word: waggish (adjective) – Waggish (WAG-ish) means like a wag – i.e., humorous in a playful, mischievous, or facetious manner. As used by Booth Tarkington in Alice Adams: “No, that isn’t it,” he said, chiding her with a waggish forefinger.”
Did You Know?: Horses evolved from lamb-sized animals 55 million years ago. There’s no telling how long humans have appreciated their beauty. (There are cave paintings of horses that are 16,000 years old.) But the first evidence that they were used as transportation is 5,000 years old, in the form of fossils of horse teeth worn down by bridles. Of course, they could have been ridden without bridles long before that. Before being used as transportation, they were probably used for meat and milk.
Worth Quoting: “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus