Pep Talk; Texter’s Thumb
The word peppy is used to refer to a person who is full of energy. It comes from the word pep. To pep somebody / something up is to make them more active and lively.
A nice drink would pep you up.
We must explore other ways of pepping up the sales.
A pep talk is a talk during which somebody tries to boost your morale.
We got a pep talk from our mentor.
The word peppy can be used to refer to both people and things.
She was a peppy girl whom everybody seemed to like.
Can you play a peppy song? I need something to cheer me up.
Note that a peppy person needn’t necessarily be happy because your high energy levels may or may not make you happy. In the same way, a happy person needn’t necessarily be peppy.
Text messaging is quite popular among youngsters. Unfortunately, constant texting on the cellphone can injure your thumb. If you text excessively, you may notice a small or large callus on the tip of your thumb. Of course, this is painful and might even prevent you from texting for a couple of days. The injury that a person suffers from excessive text messaging is called texter’s thumb.
Alan has texter’s thumb and that is hardly surprising: he is always texting his friends.
BlackBerry thumb is a similar condition. It causes aching and throbbing pain in the thumb. This problem also affects people who overuse the thumb to operate a mobile device. BlackBerry is a brand of cellphones that hit the market in 1999. Although they have lost much of their popularity now, they were quite a rage until a few years ago.