A – Z
I’m proud to be a part of a wonderful organization called the Writers of Kern. They are having a “Blog Challenge” and I’m participating. I’m writing my normal two blogs per week but challenging myself to be prompted by the alphabet. Hope you can read all twenty six from A-Z. For more good reading check out the Writers of Kern’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/95572300558/
O is for Oh!
I don’t know why we have to put that silly letter “h” after our “o.”
Really OH designates my Ohio mail.
I think we say “oh” more than we realize. Especially as we age and our joints give us those unexpected jabs of pain. Usually the sound of those stair steps come out closer to ”uh” than “oh.”
That word often becomes our entire sentence. When ending with a question mark, you have to raise your voice, it simply means I don’t believe you.
“Hi Dad, sorry I’m late, but I was just hanging out at the mall with my friends.”
We like to start positive affirmations with good old “oh.”
“Oh, yeah!” “Oh, yes.” Can be negative, too. “Oh, no!
I think the simplest form of “oh” is surprise. The sound of “oh” escaping from your throat is entirely dependent on your brain’s perceptions. It might be frightening or shocking. Or just something simple like hearing your name called as the winning raffle ticket.
In closing I have to explain why I chose such a simple silly little word to write about.
I was speaking to an acquaintance who repossesses cars for a couple local auto dealers. Not a fun job. He was telling me about this one lady who questioned him in the process of backing up his tow truck to her car. He said she sounded like she was singing Old McDonald. I frowned and asked him what he meant. He said she sounded like this:
“Oh! Oh, I owe.”
I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Have a great week. Beware the Ides of March!