We’re in the home stretch of Just Jot It January 2019, and part of me wishes it could go on forever. The rest of me will be just as happy to see January go. Not that this has been a bad month, because it hasn’t been, but, you know, January. Not that February’s that much better, but it’s shorter, anyway. Has anyone else ever wondered why they made February the shortest month, and why they didn’t just take a day away from January and March and make all three months 30 days long? I guess it would screw up the poem “Thirty days hath September…”
Now that I have that out of my system…
All you etymology fans out there (and I know there’s at least one) no doubt know that catharsis, the noun that gives us the adjective cathartic, comes to us from the Greek kathairein, “to purge.” And by purge, I mean empty the bowels. In fact, an old word for laxative is “cathartic.” Betcha didn’t know that, didja?
Now here’s a word about Serutan Plus. Serutan spelled backwards is “Nature’s.”