4/20/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'R' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
First 'R' Word Prompt...Rabble
     Once again, Family Word Finder's take on a word has implications for 'Rabble Rebel Rousing'.  The last thing I'd want to do is incite a mob into a swarm of a disorderly crowd
     In 1975 it might of have been acceptable for Rabble to be used in reference to commoners, lower classes, proletariat, the masses, riffraff and even the great unwashed.   Today...so politically incorrect and a sure way to incite the masses.  I have no photos of a swarming mob of disorderly riffraff or any other rabble rousers.
     So, I'm going with  the German synonym for Rabble...Lumpenproletariat which is interpreted as, the HERD.  I can pull together herd and the great unwashed and still be politically correct and not be insulting to any of the other rabble rousers.
Except possibly this heifer and her calf!
 
 Last 'R' Word Prompt...Ruthless
Family Word Finder used Attila the Hun as an example of a ruthless, merciless, heartless, relentless, brutal tyrant.  I wouldn't go so far as to call my husband Attila, but he certainly seemed heartless and brutal when I suggested he trim my prize rose bushes....with a chainsaw.
  Fortunately, a pink haired queen stepped in to supervise and.... the bushes produced the prettiest roses ever. 
 
Really, he is all the antonyms of Attila...
merciful, compassionate, kind, tender, gentle and humane!
The chainsaw has been replaced with 'Rose Clippers'.

3 comments:

  1. Mr. Ruthless was being a bit of a Rabble Rouser, but the pink queen Rightfully came to the Rescue!

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  2. Close call! And good replacement for Rabble. That rose is a beautiful color!

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  3. You look pretty wicked with chain saw.
    Coffee is on

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