Monday, May 11, 2009

Be, Like, Idk, Articulate-ish or Whatever ;)

Sorry I didn't post a Bible Concept yesterday. I couldn't think of anything. Although LotR does have some cool symbolism, so maybe that counts...? Haha :)

Well, today the weird headache and utter tiredness is back. I wonder if it has something to do with today being rainy and cold. Ick. It's springtime, people. Not time for rain and coldness. Bring on the green, sunny and warm weather!! Gosh ;)

Well, today is Word Day. I'll have to think of something really interesting to jolt me out of this gross mood...


Perfect. I love that word. I think everyone ought to know what it means, so that when I tell you to puh-leez be more articulate, you know what I'm talking about.

To be articulate means to say exactly what you mean. To use good words, ones that carry a lot of meaning and express exactly what you're trying to say. If you're articulate, it makes you more convincing and persuasive and just generally more intelligent-sounding.

The lack of articulacy in today's culture is astounding. It's like nails on a chalkboard when I hear my little sister say things like, "Hand me that thingamajigger over there." IT'S A CAN-OPENER, OKAY??

The world would be such a nicer place if people would just say what they mean. Fewer misunderstandings would occur, and conversations would be so much deeper and more profound.

Another pet-peeve of mine is when people swear because they think it's cool. That is the height of inarticulacy. Honestly, if you can't think of a better word to use than s***, just keep your mouth shut. It doesn't make you seem cool, just extremely dull and unintelligent.

Any idiot can cuss, but to show true distain and anger without resorting to obscenities takes real skill.

And so, my word of the day is "articulate" :D
I finished book two in the Mortal Instruments trilogy. It. Was. Awesome. I can't wait to get to the store and buy the final book in the trilogy.

I also finished the sequel to "A Great and Terrible Beauty". It wasn't that great, but then again, neither was the first book. It's actually a little satanic in my opinion. I'm only reading it now because I like to finish what I start, and I want to know exactly how Gemma is going to destroy Circe once and for all.

My mom is out of town speaking for Classical. She'll be back on Wednesday, the day of my little sister's dance rehearsal. My rehearsal is Thursday. Our recitals are on Saturday. If you live near me and know me personally, I'd be reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally happy if you showed up. If you need details, by all means let me know :)

Carpe diem, even if it's rainy and cold.


Anonymous said...

rain and cold suck, they are here as well

agreed on articulacy. I do swear sometimes... not to seem cool, it just... comes out once and a while. I guess it's not that bad, in the region where I live, people tend to cuss *a lot*. grownups, kids, everyone. it's creepy, sometimes... I live in the north of the country. there this kind of mountain barrier between this region and a region that's even more to the north, and there people talk normally. and starting just a bit south of here and going until the other end of the country, people don't cuss nearly as much as here. it's weird
the word s**t, for example, is used very very much around here, in many sentences. in Lisbon, in the middle of the country, people rarely say it and sometimes are shocked when someone says it out loud. yeah, I live in a dirt hole

Kendra Logan said...

Ick. Well, I hope for both of our sakes that the cold will go away soon!!

I swear sometimes, too, but, like you, I only do so because it just comes out. Usually I'm by myself when it slips, lol, so I guess it doesn't really matter much.

That's funny how the dialogue would vary so much just between cities and areas and stuff. I know in Canada, s*** isn't even considered a cuss word. *shrugs* I guess it depends.