Sex Is A Three Letter Word

The big fat hip cat sat for her nap and the red ant ran for the rat and the bat.  Gee get Joe and Sue, you two and any old cow can say moo.  Jim was way too old and far too gay for her big fat ass.  The sun had set and the boy was mad.  She set out for the sea, but all she saw now was one big eye and the fog did not let her get far.  She can run off any day, she did not let any man see her new red cap, and the old hag had put her bag out and yet was too big for the his pot pie.  She put the bin out for the bin guy, did her bed, fed the dog, but ate all the ham she had, but not for all hot tea hid the sea, nor the sky, nor the sun.

The most common three letter words which you probably use on a daily basis would be: all, and, any, are, boy, but, can, dad, day, did, for, get, has, her, him, how, its, let, man, mom, new, not, now, old, one, our, out, put, say, she, the, too, two, use, was, way, who and also you. Some other common three letter words are: act, bar, car, cut, dew, eat, far, guy, hey, hit, ink, jet, key, log, mad, map, nap, odd, pal, ran, saw, see, sun, tan, urn, vet, win, yap as well as zoo.  Scrabble recognizes 15939 3-letter words, so if you are still searching for a three letter word, you might want to try: ace, add, age, aid, aim, air, ale, amp, ant, ape, arc, ark, arm, art, ash, ask, ass, ate, axe, bad, bag, bam, ban, bat, bay, bee, beg, bet, bib, bid, big, bit, bog, boo, bop, bow, box, bra, bro, bud, bug, bum, bun, bur, bus, buy, bye, cab, cad, cam, cap, cat, cob, cog, cop, cow, coy, cry, cub, cud, cue, cup, cur, dab, den, dip, doe, dot, dry, dub, dud, due, dug, duh, dye, ear, ebb, eel, egg, elf, elk, elm, end, eon, era, eve, ewe, eye, fad, fag, fed, fee, fem, fen, few, fig, fit, fix, flu, fly, foe, fog, fox, fro, fry, fun, fur, gab, gag, gal, gap, gas, gay, gel, gem, gig, gin, gob, god, goo, got, gum, gun, gut, gym, had, hag, hah, ham, hat, hay, hem, hen, hex, hey, hic, hid, hip, hoe, hop, hot, hub, hue, hug, huh, hum, hut, ice, ick, icy, ill, imp, inn, ion, ire, irk, ivy, jab, jag, jam, jar, jaw, jay, job, jog, jot, joy, jug, jut, keg, kid, kit, lab, lad, lag, lam, lap, law, lax, led, leg, lid, lie, lip, lit, log, lot, lug, mat, maw, max, may, men, met, mid, min, mob, moo, mop, mow, mud, mug, mum, nab, nag, nah, nap, nay, net, nil, nip, nit, nix, nod, non, nor, nub, nun, nut, oaf, oak, oar, oat, ode, ohm, oil, ole, olf, ooh, ops, opt, orb, owe, owl, own, pad, pal, pan, par, pas, pat, paw, pea, pee, pep, per, pie, pig, pit, ply, pod, pom, poo, pop, pot, pro, pry, pub, pug, pun, pup, pur, pus, rag, rah, ram, rap, rat, raw, ray, ref, rib, rid, rig, rip, rob, rod, rot, row, rub, rue, rug, rum, run, rut, sap, sat, sax, say, sea, set, sew, sex, shy, sip, sir, sis, six, ski, sky, sly, sod, son, sow, soy, spa, spy, sty, sub, sue, sum, tab, tad, tag, tap, tar, tax, tea, ten, thy, tic, tie, tip, tit, toe, ton, too, top, tot, tow, toy, try, tub, tug, ugh, umm, ump, urn, van, vat, vex, via, vie, vow, wad, wag, way, web, wed, wee, wet, why, wig, wit, wiz, woe, wok, won, woo, wop, wow, wry, yah, yak, yam, yea, yep, yes, yet, yip, yuk, yum, yup, zag, zap, zig, zip, or zit.

Some rare three letter words that I like are alb, which is a long white robe worn by priests and dag a dirty tatted tuft of sheep’s wool.  There is dap which means to dip gently into water and fie which is an expression of disgust or disapproval, or gad, to wander about idly or in pursuit of pleasure.  A gat is an opening or strait between two sandbanks and a jib is a small triangular sail extending from the head of the foremast.  A ked is a wingless fly that feeds on livestock and kef is a state of dreamy or drug-induced tranquility.  A kop is a bank of terracing at a football field, while a lea is an arable land left fallow or used for pasture.  A neb is a bird’s beak and an obi is a broad sash worn with a kimono.  An ort is a scrap of food or a morsel and taw means to prepare skins by soaking, salting, stretching and paring.  A tot is a bone or other object retrieved from a garbage pile and yew means to rise, as a layer of froth in a boiling liquid.

There are a lot of three letter acronyms like AKA – Also known as, BTW – By the Way, IDK – I don’t know, IMO – In my opinion, IOW – In other words, LOL – Laughing out loud, MMW – Mark my words, NRN – No reply necessary, OMG – Oh my God, POV – Point of view, TBA – To be announced, TIA – Thanks in advance, TYT – Take your time, WFM – Works for me and my favorite WTF – What the fudge. The end!

Written for 7/14/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “to start with a three letter word and you would get bonus points if you also end your post with a three letter word”.

Sup Sup Supper Time

When your stomach starts to growl and you think that someone has forgotten to feed you, so you stare at an empty dish until a good man named Charlie Brown comes along with a bowl full of deliciousness and then you start to sing, “It’s suppertime. Yeah, it’s suppertime.  Oh, it’s sup-sup suppertime very best time of day.”  A contraction is formed by skipping some letters and inserting an apostrophe and this results in the word being shorter and faster to say, with only one syllable (sound) instead of two.  This contraction is very different from the type that women get when they experience a series of rhythmic tightening actions of the uterine muscles (as during menstruation or labor), as it is a shortening of a word, syllable, or word group by omission of a sound or letter.  People love shortcuts and we often leave out words and parts of words to speed up our speech.  Shakespeare often left out letters, syllables, and whole words shorting ‘it is’ to tis and often to oft and this practice is known as omissions and it reflects the way we normally speak.

Sup is an abbreviation of ‘What is up’ and it can be spelled as ‘sup, s’up, t’sup, w’sup, wassup, wazzup or whassup.  Whassup became a pop culture catchphrase after the first Anheuser-Busch Budweiser beer commercial aired during Monday Night Football, on December 20, 1999.  The commercials were based on a short film, entitled True, written and directed by Charles Stone III, that featured Stone and several of his childhood friends who all greeted each other with “whassup?” and then they said that they were watching the game, and having a Bud.  The catchy greeting took off and everyone knows that sup is a way to ask someone what is up.

When I worked as a substitute teacher, many of my students would greet me by asking me what’s up and I would often respond by telling them that it is all a matter of prospective as when something is below other things, then almost everything will be up from that prospective and when something is above other things, then almost everything will be down. This would often lead to me explaining Galileo’s Theory of Relativity, which I feel is a cornerstone of our understanding of the universe and that every student should know.  I would explain to them how it is impossible to determine by mechanical means whether or not they are moving unless they have a frame of reference and then I would describe to them that they are moving in five different directions all the time.  I explained that Galileo formulated the principle of relativity in order to support Copernicus’ theory that the Earth moved around the Sun, because so many people at that time thought that the Sun revolved around the Earth.  If I thought my students were still interested in learning I might go on to explain Einstein’s Special Relativity and his General Relativity and if I had a real good group of students I would even try to explain String Theory to them.

Written for 7/7/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “sup”.

A Drinking Toast

A toast is a ritual in which a drink is taken as an expression of honor or goodwill and it can be used as a way of saying let’s drink to your good fortune or good health or let’s get drunk, so bottoms up and empty your glass.  The gesture of sharing a drink is a universal language of friendship and celebration around the world.  No matter where you go around the world or what you drink, people everywhere appreciate a toast to good health and good cheer.  Argentinians or Argentines say salud, Belgians say santé or schol, Brazilians say saúde or tim-tim, Chinese say ganbei, Costa Ricans say pura vida, in the Czech Republic they say na zdraví, in Denmark they say skål, the Finnish say kippis, in France they say à votre santé, in Germany they say prost or zum wohli, in Greece they say Stinygiasou, Italians say Salute or cin cin, the Japanese say Kampai, Mexicans say saludin, in the Netherlands they say proost, Russians say Nostrovia, in Scotland they say slàinte and the Swedish say skal.

A well-delivered toast can mean the difference between a good night and a great night.  For many salespeople, drinking with clients is part of how they solidify relationships, close deals, and keep their customers happy.  If the ocean was beer and I was a duck, I would swim to the bottom and drink myself up.  But the ocean’s not beer and I’m not a duck, so let’s drink these pints and get messed up.  At a wedding someone might toast, to the three rings of marriage: the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.  You can’t go wrong using the words of Abraham Lincoln when he said, “With malice toward none; with charity for all.”

Written for 6/30/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “cheers”.

Squashed Like a Bug

Our hostess for Stream of Consciousness Saturday, the lovely Linda Hill came down with a bug this week which she indicated was caused from a reaction that she got from a new prescription she just started taking.  Her doctor changed her prescription and I am sure that everyone is wishing her well and if she can get some rest and sleep snug like a bug in a rug, that she will be better soon.  Some insects are beneficial, but there are plenty of detrimental bugs around.  The good bugs are useful for eating other more destructive bugs, or for pollinating plants.  From a human prospective the good bugs are those that perform valued services like pollination and pest control.  Most bugs that enter my home have put a death sentence upon themselves, as if they are not willing to pay rent, then they are not staying and just before I stomp on them dispatching my foot down on their scrawny little necks with the utmost speed, I say, “You are going to die sucker.”

Beware of the stink bug, they are pretty big, and plenty ugly looking.  They are kind of like slugs in the way that they stick to the outside of your house looking for cozy spot to spend the winter, but other than the smell they are basically harmless, however they can be a nuisance when you get a large population of them.  The bad news is that these big, scary and ugly stink bugs smell if you smash them and the odor that they release will attract more of them.  Don’t squish them, try to kill them using a spray or a trap.

I am pretty sure that insects can and do feel or sense their surroundings, but I am less sure whether or not they have emotions, and I heard that most invertebrates (insects do not have bones) are not able to feel pain, which for me makes it more acceptable to kill them, rather than any other forms of animal life.  I have heard that there are roughly 21 quadrillion spiders living on Earth and that they outnumber humans at a rate of 2.8 million to one, so if I end up stepping on one of those creepy crawly critters, it is no big loss.  It is not like I am going around intentionally targeting them for eradication, but if they are dumb enough not to get out of my way then it is their bad luck as it would be good riddance for them.  If it became inconvenient to figure out another way to dispose of a bug, than I would most likely smash it, without worrying or trying to ascertain if it is legal or moral.

Just to be clear, I don’t get stimulated or derive any sort of happiness from torturing tiny helpless creatures, but some insects can be dangerous and my first reaction would be that it was better that it happened to them instead of me.  This might be a  little shallow and perhaps self-centered, but I feel like there is nothing inherently wrong with thinking that way.  If bad things are going to happen, they should happen to someone else, and it is not like I don’t have any compassion or sympathy for others, it is just that I would be far more grateful if someone other than me got stepped on.  This is a normal, healthy, human reaction.  It is a matter of self-preservation, and the survival of the fittest.  I would never shoot a dog for barking at me even if I didn’t like it, or poison a cow just for mooing and waking me from my sleep, but I still think that it is OK to kill certain bugs without any real good reason.

Written for 6/23/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “bug”.

Off The Reservation

I don’t have any reservation about quoting the words of Cage Dunn, “May wisdom forever spill from your mind to the pen, fellow word-whisperer, and from your mouth to the world.”  All writers need to reserve enough time to go deep into their writing process and this can only be done with proper planning.  A writer must write and not let anything get in their way.  Most days I am overwhelmed with an urgency to write, as the thoughts that are trapped inside of my brain need to be released.  I get consumed with the desire to continue, as I become engulfed in the flow of my stories.  I am not able to settle down till I have said my peace.

Everywhere you look there is a story to be told, all you have to do is keep your eyes open and listen.  Don’t lose touch with the world, sitting by your computer all day and never leaving your home, as that way you will never see the great unknown that is waiting around the next corner for you.  Look straight ahead to see that next story unfolding before your eyes, or you could look in the mirror and tell the story of how you got all of those scars.  Perhaps your stories are stored away somewhere deep inside your unconscious mind waiting to be uncovered and if so then set them free.  Become that purveyor of yarns and write your story to entertain, educate, inspire and intrigue others.  Describe your journey and the obstacles that you went up against.  Make your point, let others know how you imagine the future will be, and comfort others with your tales.  Be creative, make stuff up as you generate your stories to provide nourishment for your readers.  Share your gift with the world and make a connection with all of the Earthlings as your words resonate with someone.

Stories always start out with ideas, unlike babies who we all know come from storks.  Evidently Dumbo that famous flying elephant was delivered by a stork.  I could tell you all about the birds and the bees, those flowers and the trees, the moon up above, and that thing called love, but the mommy and daddy never spend any time sitting up in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G.  The tree is for the robin to lay her eggs and the flowers are for the buzzing bees to dance all around.  The stork bites the babies’ belly button for good luck, although some people refer to them as angel’s kisses.  The stork flies over the rooftops carrying a little cloth bundle in its beak and then it finally lands at the doorstep of a happy couple who get to unwrap their precious, smiling newborn.  You can’t make babies out of gingerbread, or grow them from seeds, and they are not found in caves or under rocks.  Many families place sweets on the windowsill as a way of letting the storks know that they are ready for a baby.  Mommies and daddies need to make a reservation for the stork to come, but when the stork goes on vacation then mommy has to grow a baby inside of her belly.  Her stomach will get as big as a pumpkin and she will start to crave unusual foods and food combinations, and there is a real good chance that she will start eating pickles and ice cream like it is going out of style.  Then she will have to go visit a curious bird and a busy bee to learn about the unexpected facts of life and this should help the baby come out when it is done.

Written for 6/9/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “reservation”.

Person, Place, Thing, Idea, Action or Quality

Word up, the word noun is a noun and there are 8 major parts of speech in English grammar, which include the noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition and the interjection.  These eight parts of speech are all collective nouns, because they each refer to a group of things.  I know it is weird, but the word verb is a noun, as a verb is either a thing or idea, so that makes it is a noun.  If that isn’t weird enough, the English language has something called a verbal noun, which is formed from or otherwise corresponds to a verb, but despite being derived from a verb it has no verb-like properties.  Dare I mention the gerund, which is a form that is derived from a verb, but it functions as a noun.  Every gerund, without exception, ends with the suffix ‘ing’, and although it is similar to a verbal noun, the two are not identical, as a gerund retains properties of a verb.  A sentence is a linguistic unit consisting of one or more words that are grammatically linked, so saying “Absolutely delicious!” would be a sentence without a noun or verb.

Do we need to get into the difference between a proper noun, a common noun, a concrete noun, an abstract noun, a count noun, a mass noun and a collective noun, I think not as it would be much more fun to find words that rhyme with noun, like brown, clown, crown, down, drown, frown, gown, town, around and renown.  The 50 most popular nouns are, area, book, business, case, child, company, country, day, eye, fact, family, government, group, hand, home, job, life, lot, man, money, month, mother, Mr., night, number, part, people, place, point, problem, program, question, right, room, school, state, story, student, study, system, thing, time, water, way, week, woman, word, work, world and year.

Written for 6/9/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is to “start with a noun”.

My Favorite Word

I was watching the 1970 movie Myra Breckinridge when I heard the word fornication.  I was not exactly sure of the meaning of this new word when I first heard fornication, but from the first time I heard this word, I liked it.  I found that it was even more fun to say the word fornication as it has this perfect balance of consonants and vowels that formed wonderful syllables which gave it this intrinsic property allowing it to simply roll off your tongue and flow out of your mouth.  I feel like even Porkey Pig would not stumble when saying fornication, that’s all folks.  I was going to have as much fun as possible with this new vocabulary word and to me it sounded like a sophisticated smoking hot way of saying sex.  This suggestive term was to become my new sexual innuendo and for a seventeen year old that had not yet gone all the way, this was my new naughty term.  I realize now how juvenile I was acting, but you are only young once.

I don’t really remember all that much about this oddball movie, except the script was definitely weird, however it made me laugh and I thought that the acting was good.  The Film Stared Raquel Welch and it also featured Mae West, Rex Reed, John Huston, Farrah Fawcett, Jim Backus, John Carradine and Tom Selleck.  The movie had an R rating and it was the first sex film that I ever saw, well maybe not a sex movie, but there was plenty of T&A to look at.  Myra Breckinridge was not a hit, it was a flop as it cost more money to film than it grossed at the box office and maybe this is because America was not yet ready for this outlandish film.

In 1970, the motion picture industry changed and this happened as the Kent State massacre took place and just prior to the US suffering a defeat in the Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal ensuing, the Munich Olympics shoot-out taking place and as drug use started increasing.  Actor George C. Scott won the best actor award for his role in ‘Patton’, which also won best picture for the Oscars.  M*A*S*H, Love Story, Two Mules For Sister Sara, Five Easy Pieces, Airport, Tora! Tora! Tora! and El Topo also came out in 1970, so Myra Breckinridge went virtually unnoticed, well so did El Topo.  I always liked this line from Patton, “No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country.  He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.”

I still like fornication, I actually like everything about this word. I like to fornicate, I enjoy fornicating and I don’t mind being called a fornicator.  To fornicate or not to fornicate, that is the question, would it be better for one to indulge in this act and commit fornication and therefore have fornicated, copulating with another person, being promiscuous and sleeping around while making passionate love, or would it be best to just stand idly by loitering aimlessly in the dark being useless.  I choose to fornicate!  Repeat out loud along with me, “fornication, fornicating, fornicate”, now don’t tell me that didn’t feel good.

Written for 6/2/18 Linda G. Hill’s ‘Life in progress’ Stream of Consciousness Saturday where the prompt is “your favorite word”.