Definition One Liner:Compromise: n. The art of slicing a cake in such a way that everyone
believes they received the biggest piece.
In one of my previous Blogs I talked about the names in my Nickisson Family Tree and which ones were the most popular, but one of the main questions I'm asked is;
Where does the word/name "Nickisson" originate from?
When I started looking at my tree some 6 years ago I dreamed we originated from some Scandinavian country and came over here with the vikings, pillaging and........ well you know the rest!!!!!!I was ready to pack a case, pen and paper in hand, and travel to Norwegion fjords, eat danish pastries in Denmark and enjoy the winter sports of Sweden (whilst listening to Abba) .
Even going back to the early 1700's we were still living in Stone, Staffordshire, so where does 'Nickisson' originate from?
- The internet Surname Database;
- 'Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary' By Henry Harrison 1996
The French form is Nicquin.
NICKINS, Nickin's (Son)NICKINSON, NICKISSON } Nickin's Son } v. Nickin.
- 'Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames'By Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley 1996
Baptised 'The son of Nicholas'
Nickinson is probably a coruption of Nicklinson and Nickisson an extension of Nickson (v Nix)
CLEAR AS MUD.....
- I'm not even going to mention the possible connection to Santa Claus!!!!!!!!!!
If you know the meaning of 'Nickisson', please let me know.
Definition One Liner:Smile: n. A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
What's in a Word?
Definition One Liner:Etc.: abb. An abbreviation that makes others think
you know more than you actually do.
allotment (plural allotments)
1.The act of allotting; assignment.
2.That which is allotted; a share, part, or portion granted or distributed; that which is assigned by lot, or by the act of God; anything set apart for a special use or to a distinct party.
3.(law) The allowance of a specific amount of scrip or of a particular thing to a particular person.
4.(UK) A plot of land rented from the council for growing fruit and vegetables
So what is going on at the allotment?
We are starting this week to fill seed trays in the greenhouse.
Talk about "What's in a word"!!!!Chitting is a method of preparing potatoes for planting. The seed potatoes are placed in a tray in a light and cool place. All but three or four of the "eyes" (sprouting parts) of the potato are removed, leaving the strongest growths only. Once the sprouts are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long, the seed potatoes are planted in the ground.
(We sound really clever don't we, not really!)
We are now ready for the growing season.
It seems to have been a long time coming, cannot wait any more.
Definition One Liners:Avoidable: v. What a bullfighter tried to do.
Burglarize: n. What a crook sees with.
Counterfeiters: npl. Workers who install kitchen cabinets.
Eclipse: v. What an Cockney barber does for a living.
Eyedropper: n. A clumsy ophthamologist.
Paradox: npl. Two physicians.
Parasites: npl. What you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Pharmacist: n. A farm hand.
Relief: v. What trees do in the spring.
Rubberneck: vp. What you do to relax your wife.
See you soon