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Matins: LITERARY — the morning song of birds.
Origin: Middle English: from Old French matines, plural (influenced by Church Latin matutinae ‘morning prayers’) of matin ‘morning’, from Latin matutinum, neuter of matutinus ‘early in the morning’, from Matuta, the name of the dawn goddess.

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  • John Venlet April 21, 2022, 4:07 AM

    How apropos that this Matins post starts my morning look at the interwebs, after sitting on my back porch with my morning coffee listening to the cacophony of robins’ morning chatter, punctuated by the melodic songs of cardinals starting their day. Now I think I want some bacon, too.

    • ghostsniper April 21, 2022, 4:11 AM

      Your porch sounds just like mine and I think we have similar fry pans.
      Fry up that bacon then float a few eggz on that puddle of grease. DAWG!

      • John Venlet April 21, 2022, 4:33 AM

        Ghostsniper, your suggestion has spurred me to setup the ol’ Coleman campstove on the back porch, grab the cast iron skillet, bacon and eggs, and brew a bit more coffee. I’ll take my second breakfast with the birds.

        • Mike Austin April 21, 2022, 10:56 AM

          Set another plate. I’m coming over for breakfast. I’ll bring the whiskey.

          • John Venlet April 21, 2022, 1:22 PM

            And I’ve got the proper tin cups for morning whiskey, Mike.

            • gwbnyc April 21, 2022, 2:07 PM

              blue enamel?

              • John Venlet April 21, 2022, 2:17 PM

                Not blue enamel, just fire charred tin cups.

                • ghostsniper April 21, 2022, 2:37 PM

                  I’ll just tilt my head back and you can pour it in.

  • gwbnyc April 21, 2022, 4:11 AM

    these pages here are quite something.
    seeking my own etymology meandered me to this destination this morning:
    -for no apparent reason…

    • John Venlet April 21, 2022, 4:19 AM

      gwbnyc, a quick cursory reading of Rufus’ page indicates that his political career and cush corporate type board seats was not much different than political careers in the here and now.

      • gwbnyc April 21, 2022, 4:41 AM

        I’m imagine his career was set in centuries of precedent at that.

        Scrolling to “Marconi Scandal” caused this to catch my eye- “An article published in Le Matin on 14 February 1913”. Another morning, another coincidence.

  • Hoss April 21, 2022, 4:38 AM

    I still react like that when I eat bacon.

  • julie April 21, 2022, 9:44 AM

    I find it very interesting that the natural response to bacon is so very similar to the natural response to ice cream or sweets.

    • Mike Austin April 21, 2022, 10:57 AM

      Bacon will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no bacon.

  • Callmelennie April 21, 2022, 11:39 AM

    The kid has awakened to bacon, if Im not mistaken

  • gwbnyc April 21, 2022, 2:10 PM

    felts bacon, salt hams.

    ivor, virginia.