Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Empurple – Wordplay Wednesday™ 06/06/18

Color Your Day Empowered 

Confidence and personal power are closely related, though one does not preclude engaging the other. To accomplish a challenging feat, however, we must engage both.

How? Color your day with supremacy …

EMPURPLE (em purʹpɘl) vt., vi. – to make or become purple. [Of course! What did you think it meant?! WW #167]

Humanity has been empurpling the world since at least Neolithic times (latter Stone Age, about 10,200 BC), by cave artists, and eventually adopted as the color of royalty.

Psychological emphasis on the ancient empurpled power color, is demonstrated in popular, successful brands like: Hallmark, Cadbury candies, Yahoo! and FedEx. Oh, and let’s not forget Barney the Dinosaur!

Not taking any chances, Hallmark took empowerment a step further and incorporated a royal crown into their company persona.

While the word, purple, doesn’t rhyme with anything (in conversational words), that belies its power in history. It has even inspired hits over the decades in songs from silly to scintillating. “Deep Purple” by Nino Tempo and April Stevens lulled us into love at #3 on W-RIT/Milwaukee’s “Right Music Survey” October, 1963.

Good thing, too, ‘cause purple got a bad rap in the '50s from a hilarious hit novelty song. It needed a makeover after …

“Purple People Eater” (Sheb Wooley, 1958) hit the top of the charts and stayed there for more than a month, driving everyone nuts with its can’t-get-it-out-of-my-mind tune. Do you know, it’s about a “one-eyed, one-horned flying” creature that eats “purple people”? I swear

“I said Mr. Purple People Eater, what's your line? | He said eating purple people, and it sure is fine …”

For this week’s word, we’re using empurpled more as a color for your canvas of life mindset, than in the process of creating art, songs, or clothing.

Its mental motivation when worn with a positive attitude can exude honor, courage, royalty, and leadership. Fill your mind with purple, but just a touch is needed outwardly, to inspire.

So, why was the silly song creature here on Earth? He knew the power of purple: “I wanna get a job in a Rock and Roll band!

Word Challenge: EMPURPLE. Attract success. Think purple and how it inspires nobility of the mind, as you fit empurple into your week of colorful writings.

Learning knows no prejudices or boundaries, and it isn’t fattening! Expanding your mind is a no-cost simple joy. Do you feel that way too? Share your comments below, about Wordplay Wednesday or learning in general. What’s your inspiration?

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


LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her Blast from Your Past series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The First Five Years 1954-1959; and Book 2Rock & Roll Radio DJs: The Swinging Sixties. Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!


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