Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 02:34 PM.

I found a word the other day that was much better than the plastic thing in the back of the cabinet that was supposed to remove the skin, seeds and muck from tomatoes so that I could make all kinds of scrumptious tomato sauces, salsa and soups.

The word is “felicific.”

Webster gives the definition as “causing or intended to cause happiness.”

Don’t we all need a little more happiness?  Doesn’t our country and the world need a little more happiness?

It is not a common word; some spell-checking software doesn’t even know it exists.  To be honest, I’m not even sure how to use it. 

I do know this.

I know people who I would consider to be “felicific.”   They “cause happiness.”  Some don’t even know it.  I’ve thought about calling them on it.  When the guy at the fast food place or the lady at the gas station smiles and thanks me, I could say, “Thank you for being so felicific.”

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