He asked for a word… someone shouted “bomb”!
He began to dissect it, as the classroom looked on,
Going from Greek origins, as the word Bombos,
To the Latin, Italian, French, and English cosmos.
It can describe an explosive; or lump of lava;
A miserable failure; a fishing line anchor;
Something fantastic; high speed; lots of money;
He proved that a word can be versatile putty.
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For reasons I can’t explain, I chose to picture an auditorium, with a Professor speaking to his students, wanting to touch on the history and pliability of words, their ever evolving uses, meanings, and the like.
Having such a command of language as this Professor is inferred to have, is practically a superpower! …hence the superhero-like title. Words have always interested me, but it’s fascinating to see, just how little we all know about the things we use each and every day!
What’s one of your favourite words or phrases, and why? Have you even thought about it before now!?
Being a water lover, one of my favourites is the word “Wet”… as it’s much more meaningful than you might realise, especially its use in phrases.
Does language fascinate you too?
Love and Respect always,
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