For Linda Hill’s #SoCS prompt today.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “mean(s).” Use it with or without the “s,” any way you’d like. Have fun!
a) to have in mind as a purpose: intend
Those stairs are steep and I mean to climb them!
That bartender, I mean she knows how to mix a drink!
b) to design for or destine to a specified purpose or future
Nature was meant to be loved, cared for and protected…
a) Lacking in mental discrimination: dull, contemptible-often used in negative constructions as a term of praise.
”Dismantling the government is no mean feat. “
b) characterized by petty selfishness or malice
”a mean, surly man”
3) excellent, effective
”That restaurant makes a mean seafood platter!”
4) Occupying a middle position, intermediate in space, a position between extremes.
Serving as a means, intermediary, something intervening.
A middle point between extremes.
By all means (most assuredly: certainly) we can accomplish great things when we work together.
Okay Dan I think I’m ready for those technical words now…
And that beer!
When spoken with a deep West Texas drawl, that would be “my-nez” of course, which I just realized is the way I manage to express the intent to move forward with a plan of action.
Example: “We my-nez well hit the road early to avoid the traffic.”
Mind you, it’s a subtle sound, almost unrecognizable; and I have done it my entire Southern life without knowing it until this morning.
Of course I am saying, “might as well”, and do enunciate in most all actual conversations. It just seems to be an over-the-shoulder familiar slang language that I use when feeling comfortable with family or friends for my entire life. It sits right up there alongside:
”I’ll holler at you later.”
”We’re fixin’ to go get burgers.”
😱 Where and when did it begin? Why have I never noticed it before? Nobody knows…
Meanwhile, let me intoduce you to the inspiration for the slang, if only subliminally. (Warning: all mayonaise haters should leave the room now)
This jar of magical fluffy white yumminess is the secret ingredient to my ‘famous’ potato salad, great tuna salad, chicken salad, burgers, dressings……..you get it?
Okay then, I have confessed to my faux pas. Now I my-nez well go make a sandwich. 😀💕
This post is a part of Linda Hill’s 1Liner Wednesday