I prepared this Saturday and posted but something went wrong because it did not publish. It was too much fun to not try again although it is not Saturday. I know I posted because it went to my Facebook with an “oops” page not found.
Linda G. Hill has opened up the subject of words to us for SoCS, specifying words we don’t like, or favorite words, or just words that bug us. Plenty of choice, so here I go!
I’m from the generation who was shocked when Clark Gabel said “damn” in Gone With the Wind. From there we have hit the low of literary lunacy.
Some particular “word” awards:
The Peevish Award: “whauu-tever” for the one who goes along to get along (whatever)
The Illiteracy Award: the f-word for limited vocabulary ability
The “Failed Grammar” Award: “f-word” used as every part of speech
The Sinners Award: for those who use the Creator’s name in disrespect
The Western Award: “dang” like in “that dang horse bucked me off”
The Newsbreaker Award: Using “race” “racist” “racism” in thirteen 1-minute segments
The Best Creative Word Award: “white supremacy”
The “Don’t Bug Me” Award: Why should I tell you “Whatsup?
The “Trite Phrase” Award: “at the end of the day”
Well, Folks, I’m dang near out of Awards so “at the end of the day” “when all is said and done” and we are now “on the same page” I’m going to see “whatsup” with my family.
Written for Stream of Consciousness Saturday, a challenge hosted by Linda A. Hill. You will find interesting and unusual submissions at https://lindaghill.com/2021/07/16/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-july-17-2021/ Check it out.
I prepared this Saturday and posted but something went wrong because it did not publish. It was too much fun to not try again although it is not Saturday.
I agree especially about the limited vocabulary award. So many awards are given for this. It doesn’t take a genius to fill dialogue with this and a few insignificant words. Thanks for the morning chuckles.
Smiling back at you, Kathy.
I have often suggested a new dictionary to those who win that limited vocabulary award. They never seem to purchase one though….unfortunately.
I sometimes think of the joy the first dictionary must have been to students. Like computers now days. Both take too much effort to really learn from once the new wears off.