Kate Barnes (k8cre8) wrote in 1word1day,
Kate Barnes
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hie

 My day took a series of unexpected twists, but, I'll take it. I figure it's always worth spending time with the people you love, even if you didn't anticipate it when you woke up in the morning. Before you think you've inadvertently stepped into one of those phone commercials, relax, I'm done with that.  Today's story is short, but, I hope you won't hold that against it. 

Tragedy strikes the Rodent RodeoCollapse )

hie  ( HIGH ) verb. Rhymes with “fly”. It means, to go quickly, or hasten. Now you’ll all start saying “hie, fly” instead of that cliche “shoo fly” nonsense, won’t you? Of course you will.

"Hie" started its existence in Old English, from "hgian," which meant "to strive, exert oneself." From there, it graduated to Middle English, "hien," which meant the same as it does today. And now you know the rest of the story.
Tags: h, middle english, theme: stories, verb
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