Yup, dictionary.com chose ‘land of nod’ as dictionary word of the day. I saw this word before from a crate and barrel catalog. “The Land of Nod” which is CB’s baby and kid division.
I created two sketches – the first one was done in color with markers but was not wild about the sketch and so created a second sketch, this time in b&w. I thought the b&w version was fun and cute!
What I find interesting is the origin of the word:
Land of Nod is a pun on the biblical place-name, the country to which Cain journeyed after slaying Abel. See Genesis, 4:16.
land of Nod \land-uhv-NOD\ , noun;
1. A mythical land of sleep.
We were fast going off to the land of Nod, when – bang, bang, bang – on the scuttle, and “All hands, reef topsails, ahoy!” started us out of our berths.
— Richard Henry Dana Jr., Two Years Before The Mast
For the jet-lagged insomniac, here are a few suggestions of what to do in Manhattan once the last bar has chucked you out and the land of nod seems further away than the night bus to Camberwell.
— William Hide, “The night shift”, The Guardian, February 24, 2001