I am at a stand still this month as far as new blogs go, so I am on re-runs for awhile. I am going back to a few of my first ones and reposting them. Here is one from Jan. 2008 about words bridging the generation gap.
As you know by now, I am a seeker of word origin. Today's lesson will be trying to bridge the generation gap of words. I want to be with it, and not simply a relic of the past.So, I will take some words, names, and phrases from my youth and find the correlation with today's world.
Dolly Parton---weapons of mass destruction.ie:Dolly turned around and killed fifty innocent bystanders with her massive war chest.
Yogi Berra-----Tibetan monk,philosopher, and religious leader
LSD-----------Religious establishment based in Utah-ie:Presidential hopeful Romney regularly ingests the teaching of his church, and is not afraid of flying alone.
Hippie---------Valerie Bertinelli before she called Jenny
Chad-----------The Florida Secretary of State used Preparation H to relieve her hanging chads.
Groovy------Interstate 90 between CDA and Spokane
Elections------2000-if you have an election lasting longer than four months seek medical help at once.
Flower Child--Offspring of Bill Clinton and Jennifer Flowers.
You see, our generations are closer together than what you think.Words build bridges.