Neil O. Nelson

Someone said it was snowing.

By the time I got to a window it had obviously quit snowing.

Couldn’t prove it by me, I was thinking.

I could sit by this window all the livelong day and I’ll bet it won’t snow.

“Livelong” or “live long day” are  both old-fashioned terms and phrases seldom used in today’s dialogue.

I can’t remember the last time I heard someone say “livelong day.”

On the other hand, I was told this recently: “Well, of course, you get to feeling stiff, sitting in front of a computer all the livelong day.”

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