Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Moxie: Do you have it and on what is it based?

Moxie, the Word of the Day for Saturday, August 6, 2011, entered “common speech from the 1908 Moxie, a trademark name registered 1924 for a bitter non-alcoholic beverage; it was used as far back as 1876 as the name of a patent medicine advertised to "build up your nerve," and it is perhaps ultimately from a New England tribal word.”
It now has these 3 popular meanings:
1.Vigor; verve; pep.
2.Courage and aggressiveness.
3.Skill; know-how.
All of which leads me to our question for today: Whilst we all like to think that we have vigor, verve and pep, as well as courage, skill and know-how and even a little bit of aggression, I can’t help but wonder, how much do we really have and is it real? Or just something imagined by us or a sin the original Moxie, just something from a bottle? Again just something for you to think about now.

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