I Swear!



Have you ever seen the old version of the movie ” Angels in the Outfield? ” Well, even if you haven’t that’s okay. Because the manager of the team has a problem swearing, the angel who is helping him decides to give him some new words to say.

Of course, this is all in fun and just a fun post to break up the day to day and deep study that I can get into. We must not take the Lord’s name in vain, even lightly in pray or the corny OMG everyone is so given to using. It reeks of Valley Girl talk. Gag me with a spoon.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not always socially or politically correct about things. I won’t lie and say I’ve never said anything wrong. I talk southern, y’all. But as a person who loves words and likes to improve my vocabulary, there’s still a lot to learn. I try to learns osmething new everyday, fitting it into a conversation, a bit harder.

I once had a guy throw the word matriculate at me like I didn’t know what it meant. It means to learn. I have made grammatical errors, and typos. But never the less if you are given to language and I don’t mean colorful, I mean ” bad”.  Let me tell you, I used read Reader’s Digest, ” It Pays to Enrich Your Word Power “, and it does, so here goes. Let’s replace obscene with obscure, coarse with curious and abrasive with abundant. Ready?

flumadiddle — meaning nonsense  /a personal favorite

boondoggle — to look busy if you’re not

coddiewomple — to travel purposefully to a vague destination

hypnagogic —- the state your in before falling asleep

pantagruellian — enormous

rebarbative —- annoying, irritating

rhapsodic — extravagantly ecstatic

zemblanity — the opposite of serendipity     serendipity —the opposite of zemblanity

Okay, something not so good.  And…something unexpected and good.

Whether or not, you are loquacious, you talk a lot or are seqacious, can’t think for yourself, is up to you. You don’t have to be like everyone else. God made you special and He gave you two fabulous gifts, language and listening.

I read that the person who knows the most should do the talking and the person who knows  less should do more listening, while that ia amatter of perception among people, God knows us better than we do, so we should listen.

And if your children are rebarbative before they are hypnagogic, well, flumaddidle! You’ll find a word that works for you. And that is serendipidous! Rebecca Jones


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