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Armitage is not lymphatic.

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lymphatic: (adjective) (1) sluggish; lacking energy. (2) of or relating to lymph.

It was formally believed that an excess of lymph in the system resulted in sluggishness. Comes from the Latin lympha (lymph, water).

When I saw this as my word.a.day entry and read the first definition, I smiled to myself. “That’s definitely NOT Richard Armitage. He may have to fuel himself with Cokes and espressos on occasion, but lacking energy, he’s surely not.”  (photos/screencaps courtesy of Richard Armitage Net)

Armitage is Not Lymphatic

Richard Armitage, with performances so dramatic

Rich with talent, on that subject I’m emphatic;

Long hours you work, perfecting your craft,

to call you lazy, would simply be daft!

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Around the world, so many miles,

signed autographs, shared gorgeous smiles,

Gave interviews, answered thoughtfully,

You made us all proud–well, naturally!

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You always remain the affable gent

sweetly cheeky–just heaven-sent!

but what you aren’t is a man lymphatic

of that fact, I am quite emphatic.

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Alexipharmic Armitage: TAE Word for the Day

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alexipharmic: (adjective)(1) warding off poison or infection; antidotal; prophylactic. (2) an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote.

Alexipharmic arose to prominence in the early Baroque period, from the Greek alexien, ‘to avert,’ and pharmakon, meaning ‘drug.’ Alexipharmic was the dominant adjective form until ‘antidotal’ overtook it in the 1640s.  (courtesy of Dictionary.com)

Are you about to become infected by Real Life? Worries at work–worries you don’t have work–disagreements between friends–broken computers–broken hearts–holiday overload–neighbors from hell–nasty cold . . . Whatever the difficulty, the dilemma, the doubt, the darkness, somehow, this man and his ChaRActers seem to be alexipharmic.

Just looking at him, those smiles, those eyes, that profile, makes me feel some of life's poison leach away.

Just looking at him, those smiles, those eyes, that profile, makes me feel some of life’s poison leach away.

Sunny, funny, sweet, sexy Harry Kennedy. Who can resist?

Sunny, funny, sweet, sexy Harry Kennedy. Who can resist?

Oh, Dr. Track. Your bedside manner is unparalleled.

Oh, Dr. Track. Your bedside manner is unparalleled.

Lucas: cerebral, sensitive, dedicated to queen, country and his team. Beautiful.

Lucas: cerebral, sensitive, dedicated to queen, country and his team. Beautiful. The world feels safer with you and Ros on watch.

He’s got the alexipharmic power to make life more bearable, better, more beautiful. I recommend several generous doses daily.