Hey everyone, how’s NaNoWriMo going? Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, I was in the middle of migrating my site so couldn’t post (but now I’m self hosted so that’s fun yey!) Yesterday’s word was a good one too, lollygag!
I’m so far behind on my NaNoWriMo WIP it’s not even funny. I’ll keep doing these posts as motivation and keep trying but not 100% that I’ll reach my goal.
If you’re looking for some writing tips and haven’t read my earlier posts, then check out my Inspiration post .
Today’s post is going to be short and sweet as it’s late and I’ve only just got the site up and running and I’m still trying to fix some things (like get my stats transferred over) so I have to get back to that. So without further ado, here’s the word of the day!
1 : a blind with adjustable horizontal slats for admitting light and air while excluding direct sun and rain
2 : a window made of adjustable glass louvers that control ventilation
Did You Know?
Etymologists are clear on the source of the word jalousie—it’s French for “jealousy”—but the relationship between the emotion and the window treatments originally referred to as jalousies is not something they’ve speculated much about. Is it that those peering out through the original jalousie blinds were jealous of the people outside? Or is it more likely that the jealousy festered in the hearts of those outside, who could see the blinds but not the faces and lives of the people they hid? This excerpt from the October 23, 1766 entry in the Duchess of Northumberland’s diary perhaps provides a clue: “Rows of Seats with Jalousies in Front that [the women] may not be seen.”
The rooms of the little bungalow were protected from the brutal tropical heat by wooden jalousies.
“All the old jalousies have been replaced with new windows framed in mahogany, but many interior doors and much of the original hardware have been retained.” — Christine Davis, The Palm Beach Daily News, 14 July 2011
How’s NaNoWriMo going for you? Let me know in the comments, I want to hear about your projects!