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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Some blogs are for fun, and some are serious. This one is mostly for fun.

Hot is a word with an interesting list of contextual meanings. Just for a minute, let’s examine a few of those.

Let’s imagine you are in a downtown location in a city of your choice. Someone approaches you in a parking lot and offers to sell you an expensive Rolex watch at a very cheap price. You might suspect that the watch was actually hot; in this case meaning stolen.

Now let’s say you react with anger at being offered stolen goods, and tell the would-be vendor to get lost. You might be said to be a little hot under the collar.

If our parking lot salesman gets angry in return and begins to insult you, we might say he is something of a hot-head.

Now let’s imagine that the watch salesman climbs into a red Lamborghini and roars out of the parking lot, reaching high speeds very quickly. You wonder how such a sleazy character could afford such a hot car.

But just then you notice a police car speeding after the Lamborghini in hot pursuit.

As the sound of the siren fades into the distance, a teenage girl walks past the parking lot talking to her girl friend on a cell phone. It is an intense conversation on an apparently hot topic, and you hear her describing the new boy in school by saying that he is really hot! (Are you confused yet?)

As you start your car, the radio comes on and tells you something you already know; that today is a very hot day. As you pay for your parking, the parking lot attendant takes your money while telling you to “be cool,” and you think to yourself, “that’s the most sensible thing I’ve heard all day!”

That brings me to the point of this posting, which is that it is, indeed hot in Eastern Canada these days, so do your best to relax and stay cool. And while you are at it, enjoy a smile today.


This modest smile posted by Carman

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