Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wordplay Wednesday™ March 29, 2017 – Ordure

Short But Not So Sweet! 

At times you may encounter someone in conversation, online or off, who is obviously out of touch with reality. We used to say they had their head in the sand.

These days, people are not so decorous in their private or public assessment of another. You know that little emoji that is SO popular on your phone?

For the most part, especially in social media, that cutesy little pile of crap is the least offensive image someone can use to express their opinion of another.

While we have the right to free speech, there are those who fill their days and waste time with nothing but negatives and gross expletives attempting to belittle someone or an opinion. This only serves to exhibit a crude lack of civility, narrow minds, and small vocabulary.

A progressive mind may still be frustrated with oh-so-many-wrongs we experience on a daily basis, so today’s lesson provides the means to tell someone they’re full of crap without being as crass.
ORDURE (ôrʹjɘr, -dyoor) n. – dung; excrement. [WW #105]

Speaking as one who has experienced her share of ordure, and some would say, spread my fair share, I am thrilled to learn another word that expresses irregularities with aplomb, pinkie finger in the air.

Word Challenge: ORDURE. As you go about your day, running into mountainous piles of ordure, before you consider whether to fling it, spread it, or ignore it, remember that it also serves many beneficial purposes. Take your head out of the sand and smile, as you fit ordure into your week of eclectic writings.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle)


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