I'm talking about writing of course. There isn't much else going on in my life at the moment. Just writing.
I made my daily target yesterday, late in the afternoon. Not nearly as late as Monday, but still, late enough.
And, of course, I'll be writing again today.
And that is the entirety of my news. Exciting, no?
Right, I should hop to. Have a good Wednesday all.
An officer who heads a procession and clears the way for it. The whifflers in the civic processions at Norwich carry swords, which they wave to and fro before them.
- Hensleigh Wedgwood's Dictionary of English Etymology, 1878
An officer who preceded a procession, clearing the way and playing a flute.
- William Toone's Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete Words, 1832
The old term for fifers preceeding the body of archers who clears the way, but more recently applied to very trifling fellows. [From] whiff . . . a slight fitful breeze or transcient puff of wind.
- Admiral William Smyth's Sailor's Word Book, 1867
Please don't yell at me. I promise that the above misspelling of 'preceding' was precisely how it is written before me. I swear it.