IS IT THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT?  

piercednshavedmn 52M
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8/28/2006 12:18 pm

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IS IT THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT?


I was driving back to work after lunch. A car went zipping past me with a bumper sicker that read "I am funkier than you are". Then another car went past with a sticker that said "Save the TaTas". The first bumper sticker got me to thinking. What exactly does funky mean? Does it mean different things to different people? I had a idea of what funky was. What was the real definition of funky?

Could I possibly avoid real work in the quest of the definition of funky?

Then I thought about the second car. Did TaTas really need saving for some unknown threat?

What if anything did the two have in common?

I began my search on a well know dictionary website. The powers that be won't let me give them credit. I found the following definitions:


Funky adj 1: offensively malodorous; "a putrid smell" [syn: fetid, foetid, foul, foul-smelling, noisome, smelly, putrid, stinking] 2: (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues [syn: low-down] 3: in a state of cowardly fright

WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
a)Characterized by originality and modishness; unconventional: “a bizarre, funky [hotel] dressed up as a ship, with mock portholes and mirrored ceilings over the beds” (Ann Louise Bardach).
b)Outlandishly vulgar or eccentric in a humorous or tongue-in-cheek manner; campy:

American Heritage Dictionary
Each definition in its context gave the first sticker a unique slant.

Was the person bragging about being more foul smelling than everyone else? If that is the case I feel pretty good about myself.

Was the person bragging about having more soul than everyone else? That left plenty of room for argument. I for one have as much soul as a man devoid of rhythm can have.

Was the person proclaiming their ultimate level of eccentricity on their bumper for all to see? I know many many eccentric people for someone to claim to be the king of the eccentrics was a bold statement

Then it leaped off the screen at me. The message carried by the two seemingly unrelated bumper stickers Funky: state of cowardly fright and TaTas that required saving. The person in the first car was frightened because TaTas were at risk. It was the end of the world as we know it. TaTas needed saving, but from what? Who knows what the future holds for them? I guess I'll look for the answers in more bumper stickers.

Until next time remember
I am funkier than you are

Springsluvr 61F

8/31/2006 9:47 am

You may be funkier than I am, but I am a close second. Actually, I'd love to find a bumper sticker that says "I am freakier than you are". Being a freak to me is a good thing. Never a follower be. Until someone gets a haircut that's as freaky as mine, I will lead the pack. If someone gets as freaky as I am, I guess I will have to shave it down the way that Sinead once did...

Keep up the random thoughts. Your blog is a great read, and I am enjoying the way that you think.

*hugs*

jen


piercednshavedmn replies on 8/31/2006 11:11 am:
Thank you for the kind words Jen. I agree whole heartedly. Make your own path, be yourself. It is the one of the keys to happiness. It has taken me awhile to realize that for myself. Here is to all of us funky freaks out there.

Hugs to you

MJ

QueenofBitches69 46F

9/5/2006 3:16 am

Need your help hun [post 496252]


piercednshavedmn replies on 9/5/2006 7:17 am:
No problem Mel

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