Saturday, December 08, 2007

THe Birth of a Word

Saying for the day-“Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.” William MacNeile Dixon

My week of words ends with the birth of a new word.
The voting is over and a new word is about to enter the language.

It seems there should now be a quiet moment.
You know a hush at the wonder of birth.

But here our baby:

Burple– The color one’s lips turn when they are really cold.
Not only her lips but her entire body was burple.
What it sounds like a person is saying when their tongue is frozen to a pole. Badly slurred speech. Drunken utterances.
From her mouth came one burple after another.

Birple- The act of wasting time. To dwindle; to trifle, to loiter, to move about aimlessly. To act sluggish.
Nellie birpled away her time in little birplish acts. She could birple with the best of them.

Now sit in awe at a new beginning.
You were there when the twins were born.

You can watch them as they grow up.

You can even help them get known.

#### News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal. Thanks to Bullfrogs greed and Mrs. Trumble it would seem that the town Christmas tree is safe. At least for this year. The ACLU can go through all the county records they want but it will be a waste of time.
They threw a surprise party for Mrs. Trumble and Fred last night. It was held in the Masonic building. They were treated as heroes of the great ACLU battle. Mrs. Trumble , humble as ever, said they should thank old Bullfrog without whose help they might have lost. In any case there was plenty of cake, and punch and lots and lots of balloons. Fred said he was too old for this nonsense and he should retire. But you could tell he was enjoying the event. Before the “ Save the Birds Foundation” sends any letters the balloons contained no helium and after the party were disposed of in a proper manner . Not a single bird was injured because of the celebration. Although George Pennywinkle ,who had a bit too much punch, almost stepped on a pigeon as he left the hall.
With this over the town is back to a series of Christmas celebrations. The big Christmas carnival is coming up. There will be sled dog races, cross country ski races , and ice skating contests. The youth of Last Lutheran Church will have their annual Christmas tree shoot. For fifty cents you get to shoot five BBs at a Christmas tree loaded with ornaments. Break an ornament and you win a prize. Those kids have found the toughest ornaments known to man. One seldom breaks as the BBs bounce right off. People with dogs or little kids should get some of those.

Today's Link-Time and Oft- A Postcard bog that is highly recommended by Worldman It was an interesting day. Breathing was harder than yesterday. I went through a full small tank of oxygen. We went to the Post Office in the morning and sent out packages to the five people who had paid for their eBay items. Then we went to Wal Mart. Got some electrical things for the layout and then I had my hair cut. You can say what you want about Wal Mart but the people who work there are certainly very nice. In the afternoon we wrapped Christmas gifts and I sent thank you notes and the fact that we had shipped the item to the five eBay people. Three of the items sold for more than they should have. eBay continues to surprise me. Now I need a breathing treatment and this time I really do.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

Pigeon Falls is one partying town it seems.

5:29 AM  
Blogger judie said...

I really like that definition of birth!

6:00 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

Ahhh, I'm engaging in the act of birpling this morning. At some point I'll get up and go at 'em.

6:59 AM  
Blogger OC or Q said...

Now that I've moved to HAwaii the only time my lips turn burple is when I spend too long in the pool! (They never turn burple in the ocean, it's much too warm!)


9:35 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

Dr. John, I'm wondering why you think you need a breathing treatment. Are you making a difference on this planet?

Are those train in the basement making a difference?

Do you think the cosmos cares if you stop breathing and taking up space here?

Just asking. I don't see where you have done anymore than a bunch of harm.

Not that I haven't also, mind you. BBC

5:10 PM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I am willing to take an oath...I, Lori, will use the word burple or birple at least once a day until it is included in the Oxford Dictionary which just published its latest list of new words including 'omigod'. If that can make it, certainly, burple will be in the not too distant future.

8:41 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

A single word can open a universe of opportunities. A single word can also have so many meanings and cause so much confusion and chaos.

Some words trigger deep emotions according to our mental state & or prejudices. Communism is related by many to atheism, yet the original christians preached 'communism'.

What differentiated christians from 'others' was their willingness to share property and goods for the 'common' good. Go figure!

3:36 AM  

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