Saturday Word of the Day: Consuetude

*Consuetude: custom, especially as having legal force. It was no easy thing to watch the consuetudes of one’s culture be eviscerated, to be torn apart, twisted and left to rot. Yet who were we to stand against the Cultural Revolution? Against, the influence of an empire? What people never seem to realise is that everything [...]

Saturday Word of the Day: Membranophone

*Membranophone: any musical instrument, as a drum, in which the sound is produced by striking, rubbing, or blowing against a membrane stretched over a frame. Johnny was a musician, specialising in membranophones. The drums were his instrument of choice, and whenever someone in town needed a drummer they would call him up. He wasn’t affiliated [...]