Richard’s screed: TAE Word for the Day

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Is John Mulligan planning to have a screed with Ellie so he can have his wicked way with her?

Ricky is good with his hands, as is his Creator, Mr. Armitage, who has been known to perform DIY projects and home improvement to help support him as a struggling actor. RA just might have encountered a screed or two along the way.

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Rebel (and murder suspect) Ricky Deeming just might make a diatribe, or should we say screed against the establishment


Screed is a word with multiple meanings just as Richard is an actor able to play many emotions. How can we use Mr. Armitage and his charaRActers to illustrate our word for the day?

Screed (noun): (1) A long discourse or essay; a diatribe. (2) an informal letter, account or other piece of writing.
(3) Building trades. (A) Can refer to a strip of plaster or wood applied to a surface to be plastered to serve as a guide for making a true surface. (B) A wooden strip serving as a guide for making a true level surface on a concrete pavement and the like. (C) A board or metal strip dragged across the surface of freshly poured concrete to give it its proper level.
British Dialect: a fragment or shred as of cloth.
Scot: (A) A tear or rip, especially in cloth. (B) A drinking bout.

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  1. A good word “screed”, although the last time I used it was in construction specifications. Other uses present more interesting possibilities.

  2. Another new word for me! Your blog is so educational, Angie! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your wallpaper! Gorgeousness personified.(And that despite the fact that I’m not a beard fan!)

    • I really, really like that photo. He looks really, really dapper–a classy gentleman. I love the pose, and the pink is a very good color for his skin tone. Like Benny, he looks better in pink than I do! 😉 And that’s a great angle for his face. It’s one of the best photos of him of the recent ones IMHO.

  3. Funny, pink is considered a “girly” colour and yet he looks so masculine in pink! (Well he would look masculine in any colour but you know what I mean) 🙂 And the hand…oh the hand..

    • I think that is part of why I like the pink so much–it is an unconventional choice for a man, and yet he does pull it off beautifully. My husband has a dress shirt in a lighter shade of pink and the color suits him (his coloring is kind of similar to Richard’s). And yes, the hand adjusting the tie. For some reason, I love to see Richard fiddling with a tie or cravat. 😉 I like the gesture–the maleness of it– and the inclusion of the hand.

      • A man has to be secure in himself to wear a pink shirt, and when he does, it simply draws a line under his masculinity. I don’t think there is a word in English to describe just how good Richard looks in this picture.

        • Exactly. If men are confident in their masculinity, they aren’t afraid to wear “girly” colors ( or in Richard’s case as Guy, wear almost as much eye makeup as Lucy). As you say, it just emphasixes their manliness all the more.

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