Take a Word.... LET: Etymology, Definition, 'let' as a Suffix & a Story

Let's Celebrate!

Let's Celebrate a Birthday!
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An Interesting Word

'let' can mean allow, grant, leave, suffer, lease, rent, sublet, hire. Its idiomatic use is extensive and it can also be used as a suffix, an add-on to change meaning.

I’ll let you see what I mean with the following.


Etymology

Middle English & Old English before 900; Middle English ‘leten’, Old English ‘laetan’, cognate with Dutch ‘laten’, German ‘lassen’, Old Norse ‘lata’, Gothic ‘letan’; akin to Greek ‘ledein’ to be weary, Latin ‘lassus’ tired


Definition

verb: let, letting

  • to allow or permit
  • to allow to pass, go or come (let us through)
  • to grant the occupancy or use of land, buildings, space etc, for rent or hire
  • to contract or assign for performance, usually under contract
  • to cause to; make (let one know the truth)
  • used in the imperative as an auxiliary expressive of a request, command, warming, suggestion… ‘Let me see. Just let them try!’

verb: (without object): to admit of being rented or leased. ‘It lets for £100 per week’

noun: (British) a lease


To Let

STORY: Don't Let the Grass Grow Under your Feet

Now let me see… which way should I go?

I was standing at the crossroads, full of expectant adventure, gazing this way and that, having let my flat to a spotty student and hoping he didn’t let it go to seed. Would it still look like mine when I returned or would he have let me down?

‘Get going!’ my thoughts urged. ‘Let’s get this show on the road.’

So I let my feet decide. They took me straight on towards a hazy mirage of a house with a plane on top.


Origin of letting off steam!

Letting off steam on The Bluebell Line, Sussex
Letting off steam on The Bluebell Line, Sussex | Source

Letting off Steam

I’ll let you into a secret. I’d messed up and let life get the better of me. You see, there was this guy - well, yes, isn’t there always? Great looking, sense of humour, life and soul, you get the drift. Trouble was, I let down my guard and, having reeled me in hook, line and sinker, he let slip that he was married. He’d let the cat out of the bag and I couldn’t let it rest.

Well, I let rip! I just let off steam, let him have it. Let me tell you, it was a sight to behold. There was no let up. Picture a cartoon with a crazy woman jumping up and down, yelling and screaming, hair on end, arms flailing, balloon coming out of the mouth with expletive punctuation marks. Let it be known that I was not a happy bunny.

Then I let loose on his wardrobe, his computer and his pride and joy, the car. When I’d finished with it, the immaculate, sparkling, racing green Jaguar was keyed, defaced, multi-coloured and looked more like a dog. Oh yes, and I phoned his wife. That was nasty I admit but how could I let sleeping dogs lie?


Let's roll!

Let’s face it, he couldn’t let that go, could he? I ended up in court and having to pay for the damage. His usual live and let live turned into live and try to destroy. He wouldn’t let up. He took me for every penny. Then he said he’d have to let me go! As if I was a hired help, on the payroll. I’d already scarpered of course. No money, no wish to stick around that neck of the woods, no wish to let bygones be bygones, so I decided to have a sabbatical, hence letting the flat.

I’d let the side down and now I had to pay for it. It was time to let go of the past, move on, let life throw at me whatever it chose. I was ready. I let out a yell, ‘Let’s roll!’ I wasn’t going to let the grass grow under my feet.

That’s how I happened to be walking towards the mirage of the house with a plane on top. I couldn’t figure out the shimmering shape of the homestead, let alone the presence of a plane.


Biplane

Tiger Moth at Shoreham-by-Sea aerodrome in 1974
Tiger Moth at Shoreham-by-Sea aerodrome in 1974 | Source

Get it Straight!

Of course as I neared the building, it morphed into reality. The thatched, pale-stoned dwelling sat neatly by the lane. On the land behind it, atop a grassy slope, was a two-seater bi-plane. Its wheels were restrained by stiff grass, the propellers had long seized, ashamed by rust. This sorry bird had let itself go.

A lanky figure appeared at the doorway. Long hair let loose and leathered skin admitting age, the woman stared as I approached. I nodded good day.


Refreshment & Conversation

The eyes squinted curiosity,

‘Looks like you could do with some refreshment,’ she stated, expecting no denial, and ushered me through the front gate. Having let me in she said, ‘Come round the back and sit while I pour some fresh lemonade.’

So I sat looking out over the field at the panorama and at the plane. I’d let my imagination run wild regarding the history of that pile of metal thrown into disrepair, when the woman emerged with a tray, a jug of lemonade and two glasses. One sip lifted my spirits and gave me a rasping thirst. I downed all in seconds and magically the glass was full once more. She let me sit awhile, then,

‘How come you’re out here on your own? Unusual to see a gal alone on this road. Running from something, eh?’ Her eyes were sharp and let no emotion show.

I didn’t let on. ‘Just looking for a change, bit of adventure, let my hair down a bit.’ Wanting to change the subject, I asked, ‘I’m Sam, by the way. How come you’ve let nature take its course with that plane? Is it yours?’


The Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper weather vane at Lord's cricket ground
Grim Reaper weather vane at Lord's cricket ground

Saski's husband & the plane

She replied, ‘I’m Saski. Well, I suppose it’s kinda mine. My husband made it and flew it but he let in the Grim Reaper and there it is.’

Her eyes were misty, a whimsical smile playing at her lips.

‘I was hoping a young man would appear to sort it out and fly it out of here. Ah well….’ she shrugged, then with a conspiratorial glance said,

‘Don’t let this go any further, but he was a spy, my husband. In World War II he flew reconnaissance trips over the channel, too small and too low to be easily identified, nor easily gunned down. They wanted him to continue but his eye sight failed so he was let off the hook.’


A Request

She let out a huge sigh, then her gaze became more direct, weighing me up.

‘How about if you cleaned it up and learnt how to fly?” Her mouth discharged the gun shots of the challenge.

I was astonished! Why on earth would I do that? How on earth would I do that?

Reading my thoughts, she let out the reason,

‘I can teach you but I can’t do it myself.. vertigo you know. If you do it, I’ll pay you. There’s a race to enter next month. The winner is paid £20,000. That’ll let us live the high life for a while!’ Her face came close to mine,

‘Well, wha’ d’ya think?’ The look willed me to accept, pierced my heart, thrilled my sense of adventure.


What should I do?

‘You know how to make this thing work? You can teach me?’

‘Yes, but you’ll have to learn it all before your first flight - solo. Do you have the nerve? Are you brave? Are you a pioneer? You were sent on this path for a purpose. Gonna let it slip?’

Her expression gave nothing away. She didn’t blink until I answered,

“Let’s get this show on the road!’ I yelled. She burst a smile as broad as a sunray, flung her arms about me and lifted me off my feet, dancing round the garden.

'Let’s go!'


Two thousand of these!

Money, money, money!
Money, money, money! | Source

Could I make it?

I learnt to fly. She took me through the paces until I was blue in the face. She tested me twenty times a day. I was eating and sleeping flight manoeuvres. I’d restored the big bird with the aid of a manual and Saski’s practical knowledge. I sat at the controls every day. I couldn't let up.

The day came. I could put it off no longer. I let off the brakes, trundled over the tussocked grass and let her have her wings. My stomach lurched. Forget butterflies! Dragons, more like.

Do you know what? It worked. I was as high as a kite - literally and emotionally. I let my body relax, cleared my mind and thought only of Saski’s lessons. I knew, however, that the most dangerous part was landing. The long field had been well-mown, marked out and one solitary fire extinguisher placed at the far end. As if!

It wobbled... it bounced... twice. Then I let my trusty machine work the thermals, hover over the ground and touch down with grace. I'd made it.


The Race

How did it all happen? I won the race. Saski and I had £20,000. True to her word, she gave me half.

What will I do with it? Not sure really. I’ve been debating that for over 10 years. Saski needs my care now and I’ve got a job. In fact, I was married five years ago and we live in our own part of that house. The plane’s still there, in the field. Difference is, we fly at least once a month, here and there, just for the sheer thrill of it all.

Once, due to a man, I flew off the handle and let my feelings get the better of me. Now, due to a man (and Saski of course), I’m flying high and running errands for all our neighbours. I think I’ve come a long way. Thing is, we’ve still a lot further to go.


Moral?

Well, let your heart rule your head once in a while, take a risk and let life follow its course. You never know where it will take you!

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Using 'let' + 'out'

You can have a ‘let out clause’ in a contract, something which can get you out of sticking to something you’ve signed

You can ‘let out’ a dress, so that the garment which is too small will fit better.

A colloquial phrase, ‘let it all hang out’ means let your inhibitions go, let your emotions show.


Historical

‘Let them eat cake!’

A phrase misattributed to Marie Antoinette, supposed to have said this on being told that the peasants had no bread, it's said to illustrate how little she understood the plight of the peasants as they certainly would not have had money to buy the ingredients of cake, such as a ‘brioche’ (a rich sponge made with butter) if they had no money for basic bread.


Songs (in chronological order)

‘Let’s Do It’ - Cole Porter (1928)

‘Let’s Jump the Broomstick’ - Brenda Lee (1959)

‘Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Dean Martin (1959)

‘Let it be Me’ - The Everly Brothers (1960)

‘Let’s Hang On!’ - The Four Seasons (1965)

‘Let the Heartaches Begin’ - Long John Baldry (1967)

‘Let’s Dance’ - Chris Montez (1962)

‘Let it Be’ - The Beatles (1970)

‘Let’s Get it On’ - Marvin Gaye (1973)

‘Let your Love Flow’ - The Bellamy Brothers (1976)

‘Let’s Stick Together’ - Bryan Ferry (1976)

‘Let’s Dance’ - David Bowie (1983)


Ways with Words

This ‘Take a Word..’ series deals with the use of words, making writing more interesting, weaving words to make an intricate fabric. I’m issuing you with a challenge, following on from a question I asked Bill Holland recently, for his ‘Monday Mailbag’ series.


The question was whether he thought a good writer could make the most boring of subjects interesting. You can read his answer at:

http://hubpages.com/literature/The-Writers-Mailbag-Installment-One-Hundred-and-Nineteen).

In a nutshell it was, of course, that a good writer can tackle anything and make it sound fascinating.


More of the Mundane

Paint long dry
Paint long dry | Source
A pile of gravel
A pile of gravel | Source
Tarmac
Tarmac | Source

So this is your Challenge!

Choose the most boring object or subject you can think of and write an engaging, entertaining, fascinating hub about it. You can make your own choice or write about one of the following:

  • watching paint dry
  • a blank floorboard
  • monotonous music
  • airport runway
  • lying ill in bed with bandages on your eyes and no music
  • a wilted leaf in a pocket

I’m sure you can think of something even more mundane. Just make sure you write about that subject as the core, not merely include it in passing.

There is no prize, apart from the satisfaction of taking up the challenge and writing a story, poem, whatever you will, which stuns the reader into saying, ‘I wish I’d thought of that!’

So let’s get this straight: my message to all my hubber friends is let your hair down, let the good times roll and let’s get writing! I expect at least ten responses to this - well, I hope!


Suffix '-let'

As a suffix '-let' gives a meaning of smaller or lesser or creates a diminutive of an existing word.

Origin:

Middle English -let, -lette; Middle French -elet, equivalent to -el

(Latin -ale, neuter of -alis - al (cf. bracelet) or Latin -ellus diminutive suffix; cf. -elle, chaplet) + -et


What's for '-let'?!

Bracelet, Booklet, Leaflet
Bracelet, Booklet, Leaflet

Examples

piglet

ringlet

booklet, leaflet

tablet - medicine or computer!

of the land: inlet, islet

Jewellery: bracelet, anklet



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annart 8 days ago from SW England Author

Thanks, ps! What a nice comment and a great idea. I've been thinking about putting them together in a mini-book but not sure what format to choose. When I can get my head totally back to writing, I'll be able to concentrate on my various 'series' I hope.

Great to hear from you. My best wishes to you and yours. Your angels are always appreciated and I hope they're looking after you too.

Ann


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pstraubie48 9 days ago from sunny Florida

Your series would be an excellent resource for kids of all ages...middle school on ...to reference...

well done

Angels are on the way to you this evening ps


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annart 2 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Martie! Glad you like it.

Ann


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MartieCoetser 2 weeks ago from South Africa

What a fascinating exercise! Let me be honest, I love this series of yours, annart!


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annart 4 weeks ago from SW England Author

You're most welcome, Chris.


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cam8510 4 weeks ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Thank you, Ann, for your comments on my story and for presenting us with such a creative challenge.


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annart 4 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks Martie! Glad you like this. I'd be interested to read that hub of yours too. How about a response to the challenge?!

Ann


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MartieCoetser 4 weeks ago from South Africa

annart, let me tell you this - I am so glad Hubpages let us read your work. Let's be grateful and live and let live :)

I love doing this kind of writing. I published one like this some 3-4 years ago, but deleted it quite recently. I hope to find it on my hard drive :)


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annart 4 weeks ago from SW England Author

Hi Chris. Have read your response which is great. I gathered it was the driving bit but, as I said in my comment, it was the Greek mythology which I used to find boring that you managed to bring alive. I'll never forget about the Minotaur now!

Thanks for responding in your own inimitable style. You never disappoint.

Ann


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cam8510 4 weeks ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Ann, I just posted my story called, Instructing a Minotaur. I have no idea if I did this the way you intended, but here it is, based on the boring task of driving at night.

http://hubpages.com/literature/Instructing-a-Minot...


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annart 5 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Shyron, I'll get to it probably tomorrow, as I haven't got free wifi at the moment! Thanks for taking the time to write for the challenge.

Ann


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Shyron E Shenko 5 weeks ago

Ann, I can't think of anything more mundane than watching clothes dry through the port-hole of a drier, so the title to my answer to your challenge is "Watching Clothes Dry in the Drier."

Blessings my dear friend


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annart 5 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Chris; what a great comment!

Looking forward to reading your response and thanks in advance for doing it.

Ann


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cam8510 5 weeks ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Ann, I'm glad I checked my feed today. Your story is loaded with excitement. I'll give it a go.


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annart 5 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thank you so much, Shyron, for your lovely words.

I'm looking forward to reading your contribution. It sounds intriguing! Let it rip!

Have a great weekend!

Ann


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Shyron E Shenko 5 weeks ago

Oh Ann, I am so excited about the challenge, I can't wait to let her rip. I can't let the cat out of the bag by telling everyone what my core subject is going to be and let everyone see what is boring to me, and there are lots of things if I let them be.

Your hub is fantastic.


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annart 5 weeks ago from SW England Author

Venkatachari M: Thank you for such a kind comment. It would be good if you could take the time to write a response. I'd love to read it.

Ann


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annart 5 weeks ago from SW England Author

Rodric29: thank you for your kind words. I've just started following you and I'm about to read your response to my challenge - thank you very much for having a go.

Ann


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annart 5 weeks ago from SW England Author

Hello, Theresa! So good to see you here today. I'm glad you liked this and I'm looking forward to reading a response from you. Sorry for the delay; away at the house working hard! I'll be so glad when it's finished and we can move. This house going on the market tomorrow!

Ann


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Venkatachari M 5 weeks ago from Hyderabad, India

Wow! This is one more intellectual hub in your series of "Take a Word". The story is fantastic and very interesting.

I missed this till now and came through Bill's response to your challenge. I viewed the other responses of John Hansen and Manatita also before viewing Bill's response. All of them have done a good job.

I should see whether I can come up with some article against this challenge. Nowadays, I am not giving time at HubPages as I am preoccupied with a book of mine on economic basics.


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Rodric29 5 weeks ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This was instructional, to say the least. I read Bill Hollands answer to your challenge and it intrigues me to also respond. Judging from what you have written, you have much to teach me as I am always the student of a good writer. Thank you for your work. I am your new fan.


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Faith Reaper 5 weeks ago from southern USA

I just read John's response to your interesting challenge! That's when I realized I must have missed your hub here ... Oh, Ann, your story here is fabulous. I just can't say enough about it. For such a small word, "let" covers a lot of bases. There's an old saying around these parts, "Let sleeping dogs lie."

I almost instantly started thinking of a story about watching paint dry. Hmm ...we'll see if I can come up with something.

Peace and blessings


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Mike, for your kind comment. It is fun doing this series and if all else fails, I have words to inspire me!

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

So glad you liked this Emese. I hope you do take the challenge. Looking forward to reading your response.

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks, John. Going over to read it now! Thanks for taking part.

Ann


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mckbirdbks 6 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hell Ann - That is quite a remarkable piece of writing. You had fun with it, that is certain, and it shows.


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Emese Fromm 6 weeks ago from The Desert

What a great story! Loved it, so glad I stumbled upon it. I might take up the challenge as well, thank you for issuing it!


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Jodah 6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

Hi Ann, I have finished my response to your challenge. It is called "The Leaf" a flash fiction story.


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks, Dora. I appreciate you greatly.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

MizBejabbers: Thank you kindly. English is such mishmash of so many languages and the Latin rubs off from the Romans so we have quite a few similarities. Good to see you today; much appreciated.

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Fair enough, Ian. I respect your priorities. I'm honoured, then,that you've visited this hub. Thanks again for your very kind comments.

Ann


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MsDora 6 weeks ago from The Caribbean

What an interesting read centered around "let." How you got all these different usages to unite and make sense is a marvel. Good read!


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MizBejabbers 6 weeks ago

Very interesting and humorous, Ann. Some of the usage of the suffex "let" reminds me of the Spanish "ito". That's kind of strange, since English is supposed to be Germanic and Spanish is a Romance language, not that I speak Spanish. But maybe it proves that all European languages are rooted in the same piglet sty (oops!) Anyway, very good with a cute story.


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Twilight Lawns 6 weeks ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Ann, I ain't doing nuffink, now. So it would be fruitless to even go there and to search.

Hey ho!

Take it as read; I seldom do anything on HP, but I know when you have something too offer, it's going to be special.

Cheers

Ian


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manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

Don't know, Ann. So much to do; so little time.

" My Supreme, my Supreme, My Supreme.

Do give me 48 hours a day,

To accomplish everything that I wish to accomplish,

Every day." - Sri Chinmoy.


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks Vellur for your kind words. Good to see you.

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

thanks Flourish! Starlet is great too; there are probably many more I didn't think of but I think I'll make a list of others' contributions just to show how clever we all are here on HP!

Hope you have a response too.

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Hi Ruby! Thank you so much for your comments. Bloodletting is a great one and I missed it - bother! Well done you!

I'm looking forward to reading what is bound to be an excellent response from you.

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thank you greatly manatita! I hope you will respond too?

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Twilight Lawns: so great to see you after so long. I love your comment and thanks for the kind words too. It wouldn't do, indeed. We have to make sure our voice is heard and not let the side down!

I need to pop over to see what you're doing now but it'll have to wait for the weekend as wifi is at a premium at the moment

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thank you so much, John, for your kind words. I'm looking forward to reading your response; it's great to have so many wanting to take it up!

Thanks too for the correction; I proof-read over and over and often miss the tiniest thing, so I'm grateful for an eagle-eye such as yours.

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thank you so much Eric - I like 'cool'! Now I'm looking forward to reading your response to the challenge; so glad you're going to have a go.

Ann


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thank you kindly, bill. I'm looking forward to reading your response.

Ann


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Vellur 6 weeks ago from Dubai

Interesting and an enjoyable read. I love the way you have presented as a suffix and a story. Great write and voted up.


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FlourishAnyway 6 weeks ago from USA

My favorite -let is starlet This was very entertaining-- much more than watching paint dry.


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always exploring 6 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

Let me remind you that you missed one, bloodletting- The act of drawing blood for diagnostic purpose. I had no idea there were so many songs written with the word let in the title. This was a fun piece. I can't let a challenge go unanswered. Let's see what I can come up with.


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manatita44 6 weeks ago from london

A most enjoyable piece and perhaps an answer to the challenge you posed. After all, you've taken the word 'let' and done amazing, intriguing and fast-flowing things of beauty with it. Excellent skills expressed in your Hub. Superb!


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whonunuwho 6 weeks ago from United States

Thanks Ann. Blessings. whonu


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Twilight Lawns 6 weeks ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I won't take your challenge, as I have found that my Muse, Erato, has gone on holiday - or something worse.

I shouldn't have let her, but she pleaded with me, crying, "Let me go please, You never let me do anything by myself ," and then she let out a most pathetic sigh and let a tiny tear flow down her lovely cheek. You know what the Muses can be like – Let them take a yard, and they’ll take a mile.

So I let her go, and let me tell you this; I may be letting the cat out of the bag, but the last thing I heard about her was that she was letting off steam in some sort of a Brexit conference and maintaining, in her own words: “Let the good times roll. We’re not going to let EU Commissioners and Legislators tell us what to do anymore; let’s make our own laws blah blah blah.”

Sorry about letting odd stem like this, but I felt that if I didn’t let it all out, they’d come for me and lock me away.

Let’s admit it, that would never do.

Oh, by the way, I loved your hub. Excellent work. Once more, you didn’t let the side down. We wouldn’t want our American Cousins think we’d let standards of English writing drop, would we?


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Jodah 6 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

This was wonderful, Ann, great story and wonderful information about the word "let". Who knew it was so prevalent in our everyday English usage. Your use of it in the story just seemed quite natural. Oh, I used to be a member of a LETS group.. Check it out on Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_exchange_tra...

(Oh, under "Suffix '-let'" you have "oa" instead of "of an existing word."

I will endeavour to take on your challenge. I just have to decide which selection to choose. Well done once again. I loved it.


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Ericdierker 6 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Well let me say this about that. Fantastic!!! I am surely happy I had the time to read this. Of course anything written by you and I do not let the time slip by. Of course the word study was grand but I really liked the story - very cool.

Let me commit right now so I do not make excuses. I will take your challenge.


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billybuc 6 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

Brilliant hub and brilliant challenge. It just happens to come at a time when I'm buried with freelance work, timelines and all that, but I'm writing the title down on a Word Doc and I'll get to it as soon as possible.

Now, LET'S have one heck of a Sunday, my friend!

bill


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annart 6 weeks ago from SW England Author

Thanks so much, whonu. Certainly I'll let you say that - who wouldn't? You're very kind and I appreciate your continuing support. I have much of your work to catch up on so I hope you'll let me have some leeway to do so!

Ann


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whonunuwho 6 weeks ago from United States

Well Ann, allow me to say, and allow me to compliment you on a very well written work. Allow me to also say that you are a credit to these pages. That is, if you allow this. Okay? whonu

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