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  1. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    This is how I try to live my life.
     
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  3. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    The best way. ❤️
     
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  5. geordief Valued Senior Member

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    Me too. I ditched the watch I can't remember how far back.

    I always felt that if I waited long enough good things would happen to me.

    Kind of the opposite of the "make your own luck" attitude that seems to be everywhere.

    Hope everyone knows where the word came from ?

    Serendos ,the name for Ceylon and now Sri Lanka ,I think.
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I thought it was The Princes of Serendip.
     
  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. The old word for Sri Lanka, (Ceylon) was Serendip, rather than Serendos.
     
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  9. geordief Valued Senior Member

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  10. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Great scrabble word:



    piz·zazz
    /pəˈzaz/
    noun
    INFORMAL
    noun: pizazz
    1. an attractive combination of vitality and glamour.
      "a new way to add graphic pizzazz to your desktop-publishing project"
     
  11. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    There's only 1 'z' in a scrabble set, though, so 'pizazz' is an impossible scrabble word.
     
  12. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    come·up·pance
    /kəˈməpəns/
    noun
    INFORMAL
    1. a punishment or fate that someone deserves.
      "he got his comeuppance"

      Similar:
      just deserts

      deserved fate
      due

      due reward
      just punishment
      retribution

      requital
      recompense
      in recompense"


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