Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mental Monologues

While I am out in the garden, I have a running conversation in my head, usually as a reminder of what else I need to be doing as I schlep around hoses and tie up tomato plants.....

So while I was picking the Cherry 100s I was thinking about words...... words mean things. Or rather certain words USED to mean things they no longer do.

I learned more of this over the weekend when I used words, believing I understood their meanings, only to be sniggered at.

I won't be revealing the words I used because I don't wish to taint anyone else towards future usage and really, I can no longer use or even think of the words without the memory/reminder that the world has once more shifted away from my grasp on reality.

Suffice it to say that once upon a time "gay" meant light-hearted and/or happy. And "queer" was a reference to anything weird or odd.

When was the last time YOU used those words as their original definition or even at all? It simply doesn't work today.

"I just overheard the queerest conversation!" and you might think I was in a gay bar and I don't mean during Happy Hour.



Rachel said...

Haha, you said taint.

Cats and Quilts said...

And there goes that word!