Copyright Victoria Elizabeth 2005.
THE MERITS OF MISCHIEVOUS MIND-CANDY
-- Or, how to improve one's vapid vocabulary --
In fast-food, fast-track, and fast-lane of life, there’s precious little time for words any more which is bad news for slow-of-mind folk (like me).
I have no “to-do” list and I don’t own a “Blackberry”. Furthermore, I have no need for “power naps” and I don't do “power lunches” (unless I'm wearing my tiara, holding my sceptre and handing out titles to members of realm who probably don't need them).
Alright, I must confess I do own a cell phone. But, I don’t know how to program blessed thing with all my favorite telephone buddies. And, what makes matter worse, I haven’t got a clue about hottest dating device known (to men and women naturally) -- text-messaging.
So, how does one go about choosing mischievous mind candy (you know, sweet, sticky stuff that tickles imagination and adds a few more calories and carbohydrates to one's already hyperactive cerebellum)?
Well, take a word like “slob” for instance. It’s a short, four-letter word that covers a multitude of sins, (also a four-letter word that leaves drawbridge down and door wide open for interpretation).
Anyway, “slob” lacks shall we say colourful vibrations. In fact, one could say it probably leaves both user and recipient in an indubitably bleak state of mind followed closely behind by a complete loss of libido.