O is for Oh

                                                                         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.”


It’s a great powerful tool to get more information. Especially if you keep your eyebrows arched after you say it.

We like to start positive affirmations with good old “oh.”

“Oh, yeah!”   “Oh, yes.” Can be negative, too. “Oh, no!

Of course it can be extremely sexy. Please lower your voice both in pitch and volume.
A whisper is also good.  “Oh, baby.”
Oh Baby

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.
Woman surprised


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!

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4 Responses to O is for Oh

  1. joanraymondwriting says:

    Oh, just too funny Dan! 🙂

  2. khotisarque says:

    Let’s not disrespect this precious letter. When you need a short word, O finds you one: OB [/gyn], OC [the county], OD [on drugs], Oi [! the cry], OK [the state or the go-ahead], Ol [‘ ol’ man], Oo [with or without an ‘h’, how cute], OR [where you get butchered], OS [how your smartphone works], OT [in a soccer game], Ow [! that hurts], OX [repeated ad nauseam at the end of e-mails], Oy [! in Jewish stories], and Oz [ down under or wizard-land]. Then when you need a rhyme, O finds you a dozen, and if none fits it still gives you an out [all Spanish or Italian words can be ended with ‘O’ or even in English you can invent Bako, baby-o, hi-de-ho, agoing-o etc etc etc-o.

    Great post, thank you.

  3. Great post. Too funny.

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