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‘Crazy’ Moon Words + A Writing Tip

Updated: Jun 15

Whimsical graphic of a man sitting on a clock playing guitar, with a "wild women at the horse show" newspaper clipping near his shoulder

You’re probably familiar with the legends of werewolves and madmen emerging from the dark on a full moon…but did you know that this legend is so pervasive, it actually made an impact on the English language?

Yes, my friends. The word “lunatic,” among others, is directly pulled from the Latin root luna, for moon!

In episode 61 of the Vocabbett podcast, I dive into some of the theories as to why this belief existed, and I also share a brilliant writing tip from Neil Gaiman’s Masterclass.

You can listen to the podcast on your favorite player, or hear it below (with a lovely video accompaniment!):

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