“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ke.” Use the letter combination at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the word you choose to base your post on. Heck, make up your own word if you’d like! Enjoy!”
Well not a lot of words start with “ke” as far as I know. I’m sure there are tons. I’m sure that there are tons more that end in “ke” but I’d have to look them up. Looking them up is inconsistent with the idea of stream of consciousness. Krispy Kreme starts with “K” and ends with “E” (I’m sure you caught onto that) so I figured it would work. I like (ooh, like ends with “ke”) Krispy Kreme, the donuts and the words. I like the words because the donuts are a kind of crispy cream. I like words, phrases, titles, etc. that make sense (make also ends in “ke”).
I have always considered “fireplace” to be one of the most perfect words. Think about it. A place for fire. It’s so simple. Words like fireplace, riverboat, light switch, paper towel and bottle opener just seem to flow from the page or speech right into my brain. Other words and phrases are a bit curious, they cause me to stumble on the trip from page to brain. Smart phone has never seemed to me to be a good phrase to describe the device it is associated with. The phones aren’t smart, they’re capable.
I also don’t like the misuse or misapplication of words and phrases to aid in marketing (hey, there’s a ‘ke’ in there) and sales. “Not in my wheelhouse” is one that is making me shake (ooh, there’s another) my head.
Do you have a wheelhouse?
Have you ever been in a wheelhouse?
Would you have the slightest idea of what to do if you were to be placed in a wheelhouse?
No, of course not.
My daughter has an entire list of expressions like this. She’s in marketing but she hates those expressions. Just say what you mean, you don’t have to use a currently-clever phrase that is bound to sound trite and stupid at some point – maybe the exact point when you use it..
Well, I wanted to keep (ooh another) this short. I’ve been posting a bit more frequently since I joined the Thursday Doors group and I want to give my readers a break. I’ll wrap up with another word that starts with “K” and ends with “E” but isn’t as good as Krispy Kreme – Kale. My wife likes kale. She recently bought some kale chips. I saw them on the counter. I didn’t open them. I don’t think they are something that I’d like, but she’s a keeper – ooh that’s a good one!