A Brown Study

Study

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 

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I went to the study to study my study guide.  My studied concentration did nothing to clarify the information, and I fell into a brown study as I studied  material that made no sense to me.

So I studied on the idea of a cup of tea and the book I’m reading, and it seemed like a much better idea.

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a brown study:  discouragement

A brown study.  What an interesting phrase.  Here’s a little description:

Brown does refer to the colour, but it seems that in the late medieval period it could also mean no more than dark or gloomy and it was then transferred figuratively to the mental state. A study at that time could be a state of reverie or abstraction, a sense of the word that is long since obsolete.

And that’s all I have this morning.

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14 thoughts on “A Brown Study

  1. Brown study! Oh my, I think it’s more a matter of your age here, hon’. I hope that’s not a sensitive subject! Being 60, I realize that there are a lot of terms that I take for granted that “young” people have never heard. Some even my own children haven’t heard from me and are startled with when I use them. Brown study is a good one! I love definitions, too!
    Judi

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