kis·met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized
1. fate.
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language.
That may be the measure of our lives." - Toni Morrison

"Growing up Southern is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born; it's an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. It's more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and country music. It’s being hospitable, devoted to front porches, magnolias, moon pies, coca-cola... and each other. We don't become Southern - we're born that way." - Unknown

10 February 2010

i object!

Watching the Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon gave us a great idea. We want our very own personal red challenge flag for use in various locales in life. e.g. church, school, gatherings, etc. If someone says something you don't agree with, just whip out your challenge flag and toss it in their direction. I feel like it would come in most handy in instances in which people misuse words: e.g. 'lose' vs. 'loose' and 'your' vs. 'you're'; or {one of the biggest offenders, in my opinion} when people misquote poetry in church. This happens all the time, and people are usually so unaware. Every time, I'm so tempted to raise my hand and say "I don't think that poem means what you think it means" because sometimes they're just so far off course, they'd be embarrassed if they knew the real meaning. Of course, I would never actually do this out of respect for the speaker, but perhaps a challenge flag would evoke the same message...

What would you throw your proverbial challenge flag at?

1 comment:

lotusgirl said...

It cracks me up when people quote Mary from Pride and Prejudice as Jane Austen saying that when virtue is lost in a woman it is irretrievable. Don't they know that JA is mocking Mary?