Some words start to sound funny when you say them out loud a few times. They may start off sounding fine, but when you repeat them they start to take on a different audio character.
Try these (repeat them slowly out loud 4 or 5 times):
I hope that you are doing this, especially if you are reading this bloggage in a public place. Hehehe.
Adage is not only a word that starts to sound funny, it’s not even pronounced how it’s spelt. It should be ‘add ayj’ but it’s often pronounced ‘addidge’.
An adage is a saying that becomes accepted as true over a period of time, often observations about life and human behaviour.Here are a few adages:
“My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Forrest Gump
“No peace for the wicked” Isaiah 48:22, Isaiah 57:21
“Pride goes before a fall” Proverbs 16:19
I want to start off some new addidges:
“Life is like eating a box of chocolates on a sunny day. We all come to a sticky end.”
“No peas for those with pea allergies.”
“Gravity goes with a fall”
“When things go wrong there’s not always anyone to blame, but anyone can be involved in making it better.”
“To become a wise old person you need to live a long time and listen more than you speak.”
How does something become an adage – how widely does it have to be accepted? How long does it take before something becomes an adage?
Based on a glance at social media it seems that some people live by adages – they find an apt saying to go with a photo of a kitten and it goes ‘viral’ so that suddenly it’s a new adage to live by.
What are your adages? What is the truth that underpins your life?
Be blessed, be a blessing.