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Haiku to you Thursday: “Pain”

Pain is a song /

whose melody is as true /

as its words are inadequate.

[Editor’s note: a modified haiku structure, varying a little from the 5 syllable, 7 syllable, 5 syllable structure. Still, I believe it carries the spirit of a haiku.]

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Silence”

Silence tastes empty. /

Without your whisper, my ear /

hears only stale words.

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New words to live by: “Democrazy”

It is time, once again, for New words to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. Today’s New Word is a compounding of two nouns into a new word. Without further waiting, democrazy (demo-crazy) is the new word for this month.

OLD WORDS
Democracy, n. a form of government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system. Or, to borrow from U.S. President Lincoln: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people….”

Crazy, n. 1. Mentally deranged, senseless, insane. 2. Unsound, impractical.

NEW WORD
Democrazy, n. 1. The illusion of democracy or the democratic process obscured by the insanity of money, the senselessness of political debates over inane subjects (e.g., hand size), and the impractical notion that whoever is elected can fix it all. 2. Every four-year mental lapse in judgment and sanity where the supreme power is invested in money and those who have. 3. Any subset thereof, in which elections can be for state, local, and non-Presidential offices. 4. The last stage of democracy before it goes totalitarian.

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Campaign sold out

Example:
See your local newspaper or most any TV channel between now and November. Plenty of examples exist there.

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Words and phrases from the Bard

Words and phrases we owe to Shakespeare. Born around this time in April in 1564.

Words and phrases we owe to Shakespeare. Born around this time in April in 1564.

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Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life | This Page is About WORDS!!!

Mark Twain’s Top 9 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life | This Page is About WORDS!!!.

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20 BRITISH WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THE U.S. — Bigstock Blog

20 BRITISH WORDS THAT MEAN SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN THE U.S. — Bigstock Blog.

Cherri-o, ol’ chap.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “tongues”

Uprooted words hurled /

Bitter and confused farewells /

Our tongues bloom with spikes.

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