Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hang My Head in Solecism Shame

I have this little icon on my computer's home page entitled "the word of the day"....I have really never paid any attention to it, but today for some reason I clicked on it and the word for today is "solecism".  Ever heard of it? me neither, but the meaning is "a breach of good manners or etiquette".  How coincidental, because I committed a solecism today without even knowing it.  Today was book-club #1 (I call it that because I belong to 3 bookclubs and this one is the first to meet each month) and prior to the start of the presentation today, the chairman politely asks us to turn our cell-phones off during the speaker's presentation.  I did not turn mine off because I so rarely get a call on my cell phone and, you guessed it, it rang.  I quickly scrambled to reach into my purse to turn it off, but not before the woman in the row ahead of me gave me "the" look.  I had committed a solecism, I had not turned off my cell-phone.  Hang my head in solecism shame.


"If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.:  ~  Katherine Hepburn

Until next time.....

12 comments:

  1. I never obey the rules and can I just tell you, I NEVER miss out any of the fun because of it! Hah! ;)

    Love your word of the day, its a good one "solecism".

    And that's a lovely white tulip, Deanna. I love it when tulips hang their heads in shame like that, to me, that is when they are the most lovely.

    Also, I love the word you've chosen for the year! I'm still workin' on mine. (biting nails...) :-|

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  2. tee hee . . .

    gorgeous photo!!

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  3. Ooo, love your blue!

    I committed a solecism in yoga class a few weeks ago when my cell phone rang and I got a tsk! tsk! from a classmate. Oops! Well behaved women rarely make history, right? lol

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  4. Ouch, oh dear, never mind. We all unintentionally make mistakes, but being found out makes it harder to forget.

    Love your photo, perfectly matches your message.

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  5. Interesting word...beautiful soft image.

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  6. I'll have to add that to my word pool! ha And I think we have all committed those, but I like what Becky Sue said . . . ; )

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  7. That could have been me all the way, Deanna - this really made me smile! Had the same thing happening to me, too! :-) Thanks for the new word - I love to learn new things! Wonderful photo and quote, btw!

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  8. Well now I've learned a new word as I had not heard that one before. - Love the photo you used to go with your entry. I can so relate as I hardly ever get calls either and believe it or not I have no clue how to turn my cell phone off either! - Happy New Year!

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  9. Now that's funny!! Not really.. But it did make me smile.. Your photo is GORGEOUS.

    Hugs, Linda

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  10. "Solecism"...oh man I'm gonna KILL on "Words with Friends" with this addition! :) Thanks!

    Kathy

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  11. Great story -- who hasnt done that?

    It just reminds us that even when we least expect things... serendipity -- a NEW story to tell.

    I love that droopy tulip-- its like they are saying " Im too tired to be pretty and perky all the time" I feel like that wayyyy too often.

    Hugs!

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