Deep into Christmas shopping? Preparing for a party? Forget all that for awhile and escape the madness. I have a very deep, thought-provoking blog post today. (Yeah, not likely. It's Christmas time!)
|The traditional flower at Christmas time--Poinsettia|
|Our new Christmas tree--out of the box|
|Our tree completed. Don't look at the back. I need to get MORE ornaments for this bigger tree.|
Word meanings are always changing. I remember when we sang the Christmas song with the words, "don we now our gay apparel," my young grandson whispered to me, "Did they say gay?" In his lifetime the word gay was never used for the older definition of happy.
When I went to college, we used the word pimp to mean somebody did you wrong. My mother practically had a heart attack when I used it. The meaning for pimp in her mind was the man who arranges clients for prostitutes. Have you heard the term "to pimp my ride?" That means to customize an automobile.
Word meanings change from one generation to the next. Historical fiction writers are very aware how their choice of words places the story in the correct era. I love words and language. If you are a writer and/or a reader, I bet you do too. Wordsmithing is fun and interesting. (did I just make that word up?)
Want to look up a word? Google it. Now who ever heard of that prior to 1998 when the Google company was founded? And who knew Google would become a verb?
Have you been caught unknowingly using an inappropriate word? What are some more words that have been turned into verbs?
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|Dangerous Sanctuary by J.Q. Rose|
Pastor Christine Hobbs never imagined she would be caring for a flock
that includes a pig, a kangaroo, and a murderer.
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