My name is Lauren. I'm 25.
I live in Delaware.
I'm pretty random. I have like a bazillion nicknames. I'm definitely an optimist.
I'm known as the "Grammar Queen."
I love bright colors and bold patterns.
I'm going to become an Elementary School Teacher.
I'm known to always have a smile on my face; I like to have a good time and make new memories.
I have a massive fear that no one actually likes me, rather everyone is just politely tolerating me hoping I leave them alone
i think it’s so neat that everyone develops their own unique handwriting even though we’re all taught to write our letters the same way really it’s so cool
Abracadabra is an incantation used as a magic word in stage magic tricks, and historically was believed to have healing powers when inscribed on an amulet.
The word Abracadabra may derive from an Aramaic phrase meaning "I create as I speak." This etymology is dubious, however, as אברא כדברא in Aramaic is more reasonably translated “I create like the word.”
"[A]bracadabra may comprise the abbreviated forms of the Hebrew words Ab (Father), Ben (Son) and Ruach A Cadsch (Holy Spirit), though an alternative derivation relates the word to Abraxas, a god with snakes for feet who was worshipped in Alexandria in pre-Christian times."David Pickering’s description of the word as an abbreviation from Hebrew is also a false etymology—as he apparently here means Aramaic (בר is Aramaic for "son", it is בן in Hebrew, although בר is an honorific form), nor does he account for the final five letters (i.e., -dabra) in the lexeme.
The word may have originated as a way to remember the alphabet by pronouncing the first letters ABCD… It becomes more pronounceable and easier to remember by adding repetitive vowel “a” or “ra” sounds where there are none and adding an alliteration “bra” at the end. Writing and the alphabet were a form of magic to most people in those times.
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