Words Words Words...A Smorgasbord of Possibilities

What Words Would You Use to Describe This Gorgeous Creature?

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In the hub linked herein gives some thoughts about these wonderful combinations of letters and sounds we know as words. It was a fun write and I hope you find it to be a fun read

http://hubpages.com/hub/Are-You-a-Verbarian-Or-Are-You-Otherwise-Entangled-with-Words

A verbarian is someone who creates or coins words. Does that describe you?

Our language is unique and wonderful and crazy complex for some.

So many words. So many meanings for them. So many pronunciations...accent this and accent that.

Some words are impossibly, ridiculously long ...and I ask "Why"? Really ...are all of those letters necessary???

A letter dropped (or added) in a word can and does change the entire intent of a passage.


Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

— Robert Frost

Endless Ways to Assemble ....

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One in a Series of Books to Bring Words Alive

Words Take Control

Tumbling one over the other, words perform somersaults in my head, every day whether I am sitting down to compose or not...

The who's, what's, when's, where's, how's, wherefores, here-to-fores, rambling around bumping into each other thinking they have the most to say.

Out they come in torrents sometimes...so fast they may not make much sense at first. And how can I speak of these WORDS as if they have a life of their own? Because in many cases I lose control of them. They become the Writer. They take over and write the story themselves.

Pictures and Words ...Beginning to Use Words

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Angles? Angels? What????

A niggling feeling just at the corner of my noggin' has been present for months now.

All about words and how they interplay and become a story, a poem, a song, a conviction, a dream, an idea, a confession.

All without me.

I become the instrument only, the tool, for these sounds and letters to evolve into whatever they may.

There is actually one word that caused me to finally write about the others as a topic

That word is ANGELS. Those of you that come to my pages and read know I have written about ANGELS many times and that I sign my comments with a remark about them.

More than a few times I have written 'ANGLES are on the way' and have stopped, to proofread, and realized what I had done. I know that in all of the times I have signed off with 'Angels are on the way' that at least once I have written 'Angles are on the way' and have not caught the error. No doubt someone who was reading is still trying to unravel what I meant.

Surely someone out there thought me daft and dotty like Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory that most skillfully crafted of stories.

Funny or Not???

Or how funny (or not depending on what you may consider F U N N Y) when someone says something like: What begins with 'F' and ends with 'uck'?

You know....it is 'firetruck' of course!!!

Confession: The first time I heard this I was about 14 or 15. And I laughed along with everyone else. But I had no idea why I was laughing. I lead a very sheltered life.

How Easy It is To Use the Wrong Word


After that of course I began to chuckle and think of all of the other words that when a letter is dropped or a letter is substituted with the correct one what a difference the result may be.

All it takes is a tap of the wrong key and there is the unwanted word that changes the meaning of your whole passage.



A Couple of Instances Where Ordinary Words Have Been the Source of Amusement or Confusion~~Some a Bit Irreverent

 
 
 
ship
shi_
We rode on a shi* last summer.
clap
crap
There was a sign saying when to crap.
ask
ass
Ass all of the questions you wish.
house
horse
We read Little Horse on the Prairie in class.
angels
angles
She said Angles were on the way to comfort us. (pstraubie48)
Had to include my faux pas on the chart...there are so many others...the list could go on and on

Simple Words Can Sometimes Be Problematic

Even more smiles for us (but not so much for little ones ) can come with a letter dropped or added that should not be there at all.

cut/cute...I cute my finger on the piece of glass.

bit/bite....The bit on my leg was bleeding.

car/care....He drove the care to the store last night.

fat/fate...He felt he was too fate to enter the contest.

So many chances to get it wrong or right.

shift/shirt....My Daddy worked the nightshirt for many years.

steam/stream....They used a stream engine to pull the cars down the track.


Emotions Churn within and Spill Out Onto Our Page

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Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.

— Buddha

Learning to Write

When I was still teaching, those first noble attempts at formulating sentences into something called a paragraph was endearing and often amusing. I do wish I had saved some but I am sharing a few here (in callouts) that I found at buzzfeed.com



I am running away becas you think I farted when I dident. You are mean.

— unknown

hope you get lots of presents and a Happy Merry Christmas.

and you are fat.

(Sometimes we do not have to say everything that we are thinking!!!)

— unknown

Thank you for making me food so I don't die.

— Brendan (I think)

A Few More Writing Endeavors by Kids....They are Often Very Candid

These few little quotes are from boredpanda.com

Kids often say exactly what they are thinking when they write. That was one reason I always read their writings before reading to the class And any writings of a personal nature were not shared in class.


dear Mrs. Mcmahon

your a good teacher but not my most favorite

— unknown

Dear God

Thank you for the baby brother but what I prayed for was a puppy.

— Joyce

A Clip from Fantasia

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make.

— Truman Capote

Fantasia

Please watch Fantasia...for me it expresses musically the complexity that I feel about the interrelationships of words.

It is an amazing presentation of classical music that you will feel as if you are experiencing for the first time.


An Endless Symphony

Closing a group of paragraphs, somehow signaling that all that needs to be said has occurred often leaves me feeling..... 'not quite.' How they entangle one another calls to mind Fantastia....do you know that Disney movie? If not you really must give it a look see....

Not quite. All of these symbols, put together to make words and sentences and paragraphs and stories, has not been said. Not yet.

There is more. Always more.

A new twist on an old idea.

Thoughts dusted off and rekindled.

Kind words. Unsettling words.

Prophetic words.

Heartfelt outpourings.

Leading us to somewhere...if only to think and peruse and consider.

And is that, after all, just enough to expect from words?

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Missy Smith 14 months ago from Florida

Words...I have a love-hate relationship with them for sure. I love to write them, I simply adore them in that way, but you can get frustrated at the spelling of a word for sure.

You mentioned that you had written Angles instead of Angels before. That word is a little tricky, because I think both are correct ways to spell Angel. I went to school with a guy, and his last name was Angle. I always wanted to say it as Angle like on a graph or map. However, his name was pronounced like angels in the sky, just spelled Angle. So what I'm saying is, don't worry, I believe it is spelled both ways. Take care pstraubie48. :)


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Goego Thank you for taking the time to stop and read. Words do give us an abundance of ways to create and express ourselves for sure..

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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goego 15 months ago from Loserland

I love words!!! And if I had to chose a few words to describe the first bird it would have to be turd... Little turds those shy gray birds are for sure, they're name should be changed from blue heron to grey, the only reason to say this is because they never stay, long lengthy legs fishing away- but as soon as you're seen... Off they say... Well I could write all day, but I'm afraid the rest I'll save for another day:)


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pstraubie48 16 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Michael-Milec I can assure you that you will learn if you are as determined as you sound. I am working on learning some other languages as well and it is a bit tricky but I am giving it my best shot.

that is what is sounds like you are doing.

thank you for stopping to visit

Angels are headed your way this morning ps


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pstraubie48 16 months ago from sunny Florida Author

So that is what I am (a logophile? A new word to describe us....like it, very much.)

Yes I play word games, mainly scrabble, but do tons of others and am addicted to crossword puzzle even using my Daddy's treasured Crossword Puzzle Dictionary that I gave him for his birthday in 1979.

Love the fun we can have with words....

Yes, no doubt the runway is busy with our Angels coming and going and thankful we are for them

Sending you many hugs and blessings tonight via those special Angels ps


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Michael-Milec 16 months ago

Hello pstrauble48.

Thanks for great signification.

How Easy It is To Use the Wrong Word ?! I might be the only one to know the answer. Someone already suggested why I do not go to a Slovak or Serbo-Croatian and Russian Hubpages where i can express myself less "wrongly''. Simply because those languages do not have HP and I am living here being persuaded of my mission once being submerged by my friend to participate... Please, "if we are heading the same direction, I need you help." My friend billibuc suggested of need to master about one hundred thousand words to know before being able to publish ... Getting there... These words we use, I am aware of are the most powerful spiritual force in the the universe. (Once we release them, never come back .)By words you can kill or you can revive I was told about at age of six and since that time I am under very strict observance when using words. On top of all that I happened to read that on "that they" people ( me ) will have to give an account of every careless word they say. By your words you will be declared innocent, or by your words you will be declared guilty."


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Shyron E Shenko 17 months ago

Patricia, as I told Jo (Jo_Goldsmith11) when she ask me to write a prolog/epilog for the Good Words book. I am a Logophile. Logophile: (a relatively new word) meaning a lover of words. I have at least 10 "word with friends" going at all times.

You can learn and have so much fun with words.

The Angels should have landed, I am sure we both have a landing and runway for them.

Blessings and hugs

Thumb-up UFABI and shared.


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you, Bill I really have not had the energy to get on my computer with the move, and all. Things are beginning to settle down now so hopefully I can visit more.

You are so sweet to stop and say hey.

Angels are on the way to you....please pray for baby grandson.....ps


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pstraubie48 18 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you for visiting...and actually I do find humor a great tonic!!!

Finding just the right word to express my thoughts is challenging and fun too.

Hoping you have a lovey day today.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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billybuc 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

Just stopped by to tell you I'm thinking about you, and sending hugs and prayers your way.

bill


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colorfulone 19 months ago from Minnesota

Patrica, you have such a fun sense of humor. Its so easy to misspell a word and not even notice. Sometimes running Grammerly does not even help catch mistakes. -- Angels vs Angles ...oh, how many times have I done that?

Fun hub m'dear!


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pstraubie48 19 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for the meaningful comment...I had such fun composing this one...words can convey all of our feelings often in a concise manner.

Sometimes they come so quickly it is difficult to get them in print as they fall all over themselves like the somersaulting words I mentioned.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps


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suzettenaples 19 months ago from Taos, NM

"words perform somersaults in my head." I love that line. How true! Words are the basis of all our writing and without them - well, there would be no writing or speaking for that matter. LOL! The choosing of words is important because the feeling or tone of our writing depends on the words we choose to write. I enjoyed reading this and all the quotes you included. Yes, we sometimes make errors in the words we choose, but you have always gotten it right with me. You have always sent ANGELS on the way. And , the same to you, angels on the way!


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pstraubie48 19 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yes we all do make an error from time to time no matter how hard we try not to. I guess it just shows we are human.

Thanks for visiting.Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps


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pstraubie48 19 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yes those silly little words do show up despite our best efforts. But we fix 'em and move on. Thank you for stopping by to visit.

Angels are once again on the way to you this afternoon. ps


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Genna East 19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

I’ve read that English is the easiest language to learn how to speak, but the most difficult to learn how to write. It is true that words take over our thoughts at times,,.tumbling forth in a wild, energetic frenzy like unruly puppies. And it’s easy to use the wrong word and not realize it as this “usurper” stares us in the face, daring us to recognize it. I know because this has caused me a lot of embarrassment in the past. Great hub, and an enjoyable read.


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aviannovice 19 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I have done a few typos like that myself. Some were entertaining, some not quite so, but these things do happen out of carelessness. So many good points made.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Suzanne How funny....my Daddy used to do the same thing..make up long 'new' words and make fun of other words in his precious way.

thank you for visiting

Angels are on the way this morning ps


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Suzanne Day 20 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

There are some really funny examples here! I have a bad habit of making up my own words, some of them really long and irritating to some people no doubt. Yesterday I think I wrote about a compatibiliment or something equally nonsensical. Will have to watch my funny words - voted interesting!


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Verbarian is a seldom used word....but I thought it fit.

And that joke about the firetruck ...long long ago I first heard it and had no clue why it was funny.Thanks for stopping to read.

Angels are winging their way to you on this lovely Easter Day.

ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I know Sheila. I proof and proof and proof and publish. and as soon as I do I find an error. Or in some cases I miss it altogether and a lovely hubber will give me a gentle heads up. :D

Thanks for stopping...hoping you have a lovely Easter Sunday

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

A great word to describe that amazing bird. Each time we spy them it is as if it were the first.

And yes, our language is quite filled with interest for us on any given day for sure.

thank you as always for taking time to stop and visit and comment, Rachel.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Dahoglund I have done those too...in a number of reading classes I took. It is interesting too that a page full of words spelled incorrectly or even with sentences and words written in reverse can be decoded by our brains. Amazing, really, if one thinks about it.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Jhamman (I hope I got that right)

It was a fun write....I love the innuendos and power of words ..they take us on unexpected journeys.

thank you for visiting Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Lawrence...yes, indeed. So many words and yet we return time and time again to a measly few thousand. But it still is fun and challenging.

Thank you for visiting.

Angels are once again on the way to you ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi drbj...yes Robin knew well the power of words and knew how to use them so skillfully to his advantage. What a loss his death was...gone too soon.

Nice to see you this morning

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I do believe Mr. Hawthorne got it right with his choice of words...

Power lies in these words we write or say.

thank you so much for stopping

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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Julie K Henderson 20 months ago

I love the Nathaniel Hawthorne quote in this hub. Thank you for sharing.


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drbj 20 months ago from south Florida

Thanks for this entertaining and creative read, Patricia. "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." That profound phrase was spoken by the master of comedy: Robin Williams. Nice to know that both of us agree with him.


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lawrence01 20 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

With over half a million words in the English language the average person gets by knowing maybe 30,000. A doctor or scientist might use 100,000. With so many 'toys ' the wordsmith has lots to play with. Loved the hub


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jhamann 20 months ago from Reno NV

Thank you for this wonderful hub! Very well written and a joy to read. Jamie


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dahoglund 20 months ago from Wisconsin Rapids

When I was in college, I took a course in Psychology of Language. In it we did things like blank out every fifth word in a reading to demonstrate that someone else could read the paragraphs and automatically fill in the missing words. I guess the point is that the structure of the language conveys the meaning in the context of the sentence, even if a word is misspelled or missing.


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Rachel L Alba 20 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

Hi Pat. Sometimes words just come flowing out of my mind and then my senior moments click in and I draw blanks for even the simplest of words. lol But I love you hub and also wonder who made up so many words in the English language that sound alike but are spelled different and have different meanings, like 'weather and whether'? I thought of the word "graceful" for the long necked bird in the top photo.

Have a blessed Easter. I voted up.


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sgbrown 20 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

This is a cute hub and useful! I proofread all my posts, but it never seems to fail, after I publish one, I can read over it again and find an error!


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CatherineGiordano 20 months ago from Orlando Florida

Very funny examples of how a misplaced letter can change the meaning, especially your naughty ones. My child was more sheltered than yours I never hear the firetruck joke. I also never heard the word verbarian. I guess I am one because I have made up words to use in my poems. Voted up++. "


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you for visiting. I was waiting to see who would notice...you know I HAD to put that in just to see who found the error since I dwelt on it in this fun write about words.

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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Venkatachari M 20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very interesting and enlightening hub about words- their usage, confusion and conflict that they create when used erroneously with each other.

One word escaped your catch here in the paragraph below The endless Symphony. Your keyboard tricked you to type "must" and typed "most" (you really most give it a look see) and some more omitted.

Voted up and awesome.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Glad you enjoyed it Manatita...

It was fun to write.

I often want to use all lowercase letters like ee cummings did...

thanks for stopping by Angels are winging their way to you this evening ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Pamela. I so enjoyed writing this. It was fun from beginning to end.

It is fun to as I introduce little grandson to language and new books...he is like a little sponge.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for stopping to read, georgescifco I have such fun with words on a daily basis that it is always fun to share my relationship with them.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Larry. I have to...had that same love affair. It is one that is never ending and asks little of us except that we be available for words to flow through.

thanks for your kind words

Angels are on the way to you ps


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Larry Rankin 20 months ago from Oklahoma

My life has been a continuous love affair with words. I am always seeking out new ways to say things. I don't understand people who always want to use the same old words.

A lovely read.


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Pamela99 20 months ago from United States

I love the way you laid out the hub with the pictures and words. The was fun to read, and you made many good points about words. I think we all mix our letters up occasionally. I always proof my hubs, then I go back and find some error I should have picked up in the first place.

Angels are being sent to you this afternoon!


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manatita44 20 months ago from london

This one's funny, Patricia but cool.

I am definitely a verbarian, in the sense that I love creating, challenging the rules. I read somewhere that Emily Dickenson used a lot of capital letters. I'm very much like that. Peace, Love, Light, Heart are all capitalised when I have something deep or profound to say. I do this with other words also.

Nice Hub.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Ann Here is your other comment. Thanks for commenting..it is so appreciated.

My daughter is dyslexic and we do have some fun moments even today now that she is grown.

Angels are on the way to you today ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O thanks Mary. Yeppie these little words just are never 'done.' There is always something more to say or to add...

Thanks for your kind words are for the shares.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O Frank you made me laugh out loud for read (no LOL ) ...LAUGH OUT LOUD. You are too funny.

So glad you stopped to read and comment. It was fun fun fun to write and circulate here on HubPages.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

I see Shanmarie here is your other comment. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment

This was fun to write and I am enjoying sharing it.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You made me chuckle. Bill....indeed it is overrated...perfection that is :D

thank you for stopping to visit.....it is always good to see your face here.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for stopping to read chuckanddus...it was fun to write and fun to share it with this community of writers.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

That happens to me on other people's hubs and often after I write a new one, the old one shows up. Cyberspace is wonderful when we can figure it out

thank you for stopping...this was a fun write ...words really do give us so many chances to say what we feel and think.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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annart 20 months ago from SW England

My comment's disappeared too! That's the second of your hubs where that's happened! Great hub.

Words are amazing and we have such a wonderful pool of them from which to choose.

Well done!

Ann


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks Shanmarie I sometimes have disappearing comments too...I got this one and thanks

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps


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shanmarie 20 months ago from Texas

Hi there. Apparently, HP lost my comment. I don't remember what I ssid, but I enjoyed your hub.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

O yes I did chuckle and smile every day...out of the mouths of babes took on new meaning...they would share more than we needed to know so I would gently stop them and redirect the conversation at times.

Angels are on the way Peggy. It is always good to see you ..my Friend.

ps


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Yes it does, Eric...truly a house full using the language in whatever way suits their needs makes for a delightful journey for sure.

Always nice to see you here.

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon. ps


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Ericdierker 20 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

In my house we have a ESL speaker and a pre-kindergartner and an old man with a degree in linguistic philosophy. A mix-up or play on words is an hourly occasion and it makes for a delightful life. Thank you for this great hub on words.


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Peggy W 20 months ago from Houston, Texas

I think that we all make typo mistakes on occasion and when we cannot correct them I am sure that it can be confusing to those people reading it particularly if they are not proficient in whatever language they are reading. Sometimes is is fairly easy to see that it is a typo. I agree with Jackie...may all the ugly words always be misspelled so as to obliterate their meaning.

Loved reading those cute kid's quotes. You must have smiled and chuckled a lot when you were teaching. Up votes and sharing this. Sending angels your way even if they have to take a circuitous route around angles strewn in their path. :))


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chuckandus6 20 months ago from The Country-Side

Love your hub very original and creative


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MarleneB 20 months ago from Northern California, USA

This was fun, fun, fun to read. I really enjoyed all the faux pas. I especially like the ones made by the children's remarks. I am cracking up about the letter addressed to Mrs. Mcmahon. Children, not knowing any better, will speak the truth from their heart.


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billybuc 20 months ago from Olympia, WA

What an enjoyable read and so true. I make these mistakes almost daily despite the best editing I can do. My college degrees do not make me immune to the mistakes we all make....sigh....perfection is highly overrated.

blessings, hugs, peace and love are heading your way


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shanmarie 20 months ago from Texas

It's so easy to do. I am often terrible about finding my own typos and mistakes until it is too late, even if I proofread several times. At one point, it became a joke between another hubber and myself. We referred to it as spinach in our yteeth and I made a hub about it.


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Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

This was funny, cute entertaining, and I ass you, have you seen such a creative? LOL, this should be hub of the week...:) Great job on this hub PS...


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tillsontitan 20 months ago from New York

This was a brilliant read Patricia. From the serious to the hilarious you have more than made your point. How many times does the slip of a finger on a keyboard change entirely what we wanted to say?

I agree wholeheartedly that we are never finished. There is always another way to say it or a way to make it sound better. I am always amazed at how someone writes about "the same old thing" and makes it sound better.

I'm voting this all the way across, pinning to Awesome Hubpages and sharing.


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cam8510 20 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Thanks for the interesting and entertaining hub. We all try hard to use words correctly, but we often fall short. Thank goodness for automatic spelling correction that informs us of what we meant to say.


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georgescifo 20 months ago from India

Thanks Patricia, for providing a clear and interesting insight into the possibilities of different words and how it can be utilized.


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annart 20 months ago from SW England

Great hub about our use and misuse of words. They are wonderful but we have to use them with care.

I taught dyslexics and they gave me a few smiles when I read their written sentences, e.g. 'My brother went fishing and he caught a lot of crap.' (should be 'carp' in case anyone's wondering)

I love plays on words too; Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward were masters of those.

Thanks for a great read.

Ann


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida Author

You are so right....it can happen to any of us. And I can proof and proof and still find them later...and I am always so embarrassed.

So nice to see you are my first comment, Jackie.

Have a lovely lovely day...

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps


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Jackie Lynnley 20 months ago from The Beautiful South

We can all misspell words even as hard as we try not to. I catch myself doing crazy things like spelling stay - stya. Just shake my head because that makes no sense at all like mixing up angel and angle! Much rather see that than the bad words though; they are just so ugly and may those always be misspelled!

Fun read. Up and sharing!

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