Apr 18., 2017 / Blathering and babbling
Op A Cue????
opaque Has anyone else wondered why the word “opaque” rhymes with “cake”? Or is it just me? Why doesn’t it sound like Op A Cue instead?
Yes, I know it is originally a latin word; opacus meaning shaded or darkened….I did take Latin for six years. But why does it rhyme with CAKE? Since when is “que” the same as “AKE”????? It is annoying.
I can already hear my beloved followers/readers/admirers/snarks saying “But Suze, what IS your problem today?”……….it is day four of no smoking that’s my problem. AND I have to go weed my veggie garden. Yes, that is ALL that is bugging me today so of course, I MUST snark on the daily prompt.
I KNOW how long I smoked to all those relatives who are now smarmily telling me I should have quit years ago…..I KNOW I should have quit before now (when it “really doesn’t matter” since I am OLD now). If I hear one more snarky, smarmy, know-it-all, better-than-thou word about my quitting I am going to snap!
You would THINK that relatives would be enthusiastic about it. You would think they would be encouraging and supportive. You would also be totally wrong!
I am fed up[ with the lot of them. It doesn’t help that today is the day I have set to weed the dad-blasted garden either. Lordie, I hate to weed.
But my baby brussel sprouts really do not like being crowded so I haven’t a choice.