Is is Is

Some words are nothing more than floozies, all dressed up and no place to go.
Some words are nothing more than floozies, all dressed up and no place to go.

Daily Prompt: Morphing

Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”

Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.

We depend of words. Words bind human society and endeavors together. They are precious and yet the meanings change. The meanings are changed by people who don’t want to live a life of truth; “It depends on what the meaning of is is.”

When a person starts a statement with, “Honestly…” I know it’s going to be a lie. They have already said that everything preceding “Honestly” is suspect and now the truth. “Honestly” has become a useless word. It has been used so often by liars it has been cheapened to the point an honest man can’t use it anymore. It’s like at one time only tough guys wore tattoos. Now every punk with a credit card and deflated self worth has one. The tough guys don’t have them anymore. The want-a-be has saturated the market.

When a person starts a sentence with “Basically…” it means the same as “Honestly.” They are telling me the truth is somewhere in what is said, but you have to find it for yourself. When I hear the word “Basically” I think, “Oh crap, I got to do some digging.”

“Basically, what you have here is a good car.” That means a whole lot of other stuff is wrong with it. Six months and six thousand dollars later you come to find out that “basically” meant the tires were new.

The more one writes the more they experience the power of words, either to convey truth or deceive. Truth is conveyed in straightforward unambiguous words. Lies are prefaced with qualifiers and meaningless ramblings. They are like cheap floozies drenched in a quart of two-dollar perfume.

While I’m at it I get a little irritated with the WordPress spellcheck. They make me feel like I’m a misogynist, racists, homophobic, xenophobic, anti-Semitic, crude, insensitive, chauvinistic pig with their biased language police alert.  Yeah, I meant floozies!

More floozies:

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14 comments

  1. Hey another good post. And I’m definitely with you re the WordPress speel chekkar, but the thing that annoys me the most about it is that for a web site and organization for bloggers their speel chekkar ALWAYS highlights anything with blog, blogging blogs blogger or bloggers and even the word internet as misspelled. Arrrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!

  2. Basically, what you have here, honestly, is a really good article with no bull attached. Compared to the telemarketers and car sales people this is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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