Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wordplay Wednesday™ April 13, 2016 – CAVIL protestor

The lady doth protest too much, methinks

Well now, the ol’ quote from Hamlet (Shakespeare play) could be attributed to a good many people in the news these days.

"I did not email any classified materials." Apparently we’re just overly caviling when it comes to national security.

CAVIL (kavʹɘl) – vi., to object when there is little reason to do so; resort to trivial faultfinding; carp; quibble; n. a trivial objection; quibble. [WW #55]

We can also attribute this seldom used word to the many protestors at ALL of the political events. Get a life and go home to ponder your role in the overall scheme of things. Petty name-calling and caviling, often leading to unnecessary violence, serves no purpose.

Politics aside, it’s easy to spot a lame excuse or unnecessarily petty person … in the workplace, in a relationship, in social media. The difficulty is spotting the caviler in yourself.

Cheers to your day!

Word of the Week: CAVIL. Can you fit it into your next writing?  


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