14 Sept 2021

And Then, A Word...

   I believe there’ll be some announcements later today regards winter co-co measures. Did Mr Bojangles make a statement regards lifting some restrictions yesterday? Must’ve missed that and don’t remember seeing anything on the ‘news’. Anything to celebrate?  No? Oh.
   If a statement was made I’m sure it was littered with the stock words that proceed every statement, or answer to every question they’re ever asked. And those would be? Well, that would be, well, followed by er, and um in copious numbers.
   May I suggest a new word for use by those wot would rule over us? A sort of all in one word to be used to proceed all statements and answers? Hell it’s not hard, the word is, ‘Wellerum’. For tricky answers add another er as in ‘Wellerumer’. You know wot? I quite like that. Imagine when asked later by an aid how the interview went, Mr Bojangles replied that it’d been a bit of a wellerum. Or a TV commenter stating so-and-so’s answers left them looking like an old wellerumer. 
   Anyhoo, that rubbish and the use – again – of the word, ‘celebrate’,  reminded me of a very old yarn:
   A novice monk arrived at a monastery and long after his arrival he was assigned to help some other monks in copying the old texts by hand. He noticed, however, that they were copying from copies, not the original texts.
   The new monk went to the head monk to ask him about this. He pointed out that if there were an error in the very first copy, that error would be continued in all of the other copies.      
   The head monk said, “We’ve been copying from the copies for centuries so as to preserve the original in pristine condition, but you make a good point, my son.”
   With this, the head monk went down into the cellar with the very first copy to check it against the original.
   Hours later, nobody had seen him, so one of the monks went downstairs to look for him.
   He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing, "We missed the R, we missed the R". His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably. The young monk asks the old Abbot, "What's wrong, father? What R was missed?" With a choking voice, the old Abbot replies, "The word’s celebrate, not celibate."

Quote;  Sarah Kay. 

“Spoken word teaches that if you have the ability to express yourself and the courage to present those stories and opinions, you could be rewarded with a room full of your peers or your community who will listen.”

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