noun ( a plethora of)
an excess of (something) : a plethora of committees and subcommittees.
• Medicine an excess of a bodily fluid, particularly blood.
Being a writer, I naturally love words. I learned a new word this weekend from the best redneck duck hunter I know, Todd Burnaman. Todd is the manager of our beloved Dry Creek Baptist Camp. I am so proud of the job he is doing in leading our Camp to its best days ever.
Todd was leading our church business Sunday night and he commented, “You’ll be receiving a plethora of papers in our handouts.”
DeDe had to explain and spell the word for me. My excuse: I am a writer, but I was a P.E. Major (but so was Todd).
I’ve thought about the word all week. I can see Todd, with his partners in crime and hunting, Kevin Willis and Kyler Campbell, in their duck blind: “Guys, look in the SW at 3 o’clock. A plethora of pintails are setting their wings.”
My question to Todd (and you): How many ducks does it take to make a ‘plethora’?”*
* A tough punctuation question: …make a ‘plethora’?” or …make a plethora?'” or …make a plethora?’ “
I think this is Todd’s inspiration.
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