I’m working on words but i keep losing them. i push delete to back up and sometimes everything disappears. Here’s the last word:

berm noun a flat strip of land, raised bank, or terrace bordering a river or canal.

• a path or grass strip beside a road.

• an artificial ridge or embankment, such as one built as a defence against tanks. berms of shovelled earth.

• a narrow space between a ditch and the base of a parapet.

ORIGIN early 18th cent. (denoting a narrow space): from French berme, from Dutch berm .

i won’t delete anything for fear of losing it again. i knew berm, but i like the word, and looked it up again. i’ll give you the list of the words I’ve already worked on, and lost (a couple of times):

bricolage; ommateum; gyoza; deafferent (adjective of a theatre in Melbourne, not fully understood); grimoire (loved this one); panicle.

I think I should quit while I’m ahead.

The thing is, I’m back, such as I am.