Saturday, April 17, 2010

O is for...

ONOMATOPOEIA--the use of words whose sounds reinforce their meaning. Yeah, here's a word we don't use very often but--when reminded--we go, OH YEAH! lol

This isn't a word post, but as an aside, how many of us wonder how on God's green earth some of these words originated? Sheesh. Like, why is the word DYSLEXIC so dang hard to spell? Especially for a dyslexic person. That's just cruel.

I am not a poet--at least, I don't consider myself one. But I appreciate a good rhythm and really do love onomatopoeia when used properly.

Another O word I thought would be good for a mention is OVERWHELMED. Yes, I know I'm the only person to ever feel like they've bitten off more than they can chew--or that the issue or issues they face are more than they can ever manage. Like my 5 children. Or, on any given day, one of them. My writing projects. Maintaining a healthy, productive relationship with my spouse. And sometimes, just getting up in the morning.

But, with God, all things are possible. Surely He has borne our griefs.--that's from Handel's Messiah.

I'm so glad we don't have to walk our individual paths alone.


Cheri Chesley said...

Thanks to everyone who comments on my blogs. You have all been so supportive and welcoming. :)

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

i have always loved this word and stories using this technique as children love it.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Interesting post. Especially about the word origins.

Mary McDonald said...

Hey, did you hear the story about the dyslexic, agnostic, insomniac?

He would lay awake at night and wonder if there really was a dog. ;-)

Trudy said...

Ah love words and our Lord, I think we'll get along just fine!

Praise God indeed that we do not have to walk alone and He doesn't desire to keep us in that overwhelmed state for long!

Cheri Chesley said...

Ha ha--thanks! :)

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