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Some amazing words for the New Year (standard:Inspirational stories, 902 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Jan 08 2012Views/Reads: 1549/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Every year somebody, who does not really have a life, comes up with words that should not be used during the New Year. I am not sure where this started but it just goes to show that there are a whole lot of people who do not have much to do.

Every year somebody, who does not really have a life, comes up with
words that should not be used during the New Year. I am not sure where 
this started but it just goes to show that there are a whole lot of 
people who do not have much to do. 

Topping the list this year of words not to be used is the word
"amazing." Allegedly [which I think is one word that should not be used 
this year], 1500 people voted to ban the word "amazing." 

I think it is rather amazing that out of the 312,867,000 people living
in the United States, 1500 people tell us what not to say. Who are 
these 1500 people? What do they have against the word "amazing?" Have 
they ever seen anything that was actually amazing? 

Of all the words I would like to see canceled during this year,
"amazing" is not one of them. 

A few words have come to my attention that I would like to eliminate for
the coming year. I know I am only one person but by Jehoshaphat, I am 
going to have my say. 

The first word I would like to see banned would be, "caucus." I have no
idea what this word means. Sure, I can look it up in the dictionary and 
find out what it is supposed to mean, but when used in the political 
arena, I am all confused. It would surprise me if some of the 
commentators that use the word knew exactly what it means. After all, 
it takes all their concentration to read the teleprompter. 

Yet, this word is employed in the process of determining who will be the
nominee for the political office of President of the United States. I 
think it is interesting that in order to get to the White House every 
politician needs to start with a Native American caucus. Of all 
objecting in using this word, the Native Americans should be the 

Another word I would like to see banned for the year is the word
"polling." It seems no politician can do anything without first doing 
some polling. They will spend millions of dollars doing this polling. I 
would not mind so much if they did not call me on the telephone and 
waste my time. If everybody whom they call on the telephone in their 
polling was as sarcastic as I am, I do not put any faith in their 
polling at all. Mr. Politician, call me at your peril. 

Contemporary politicians would not know what day of the week it was if
it was not for the latest poll. Even though the Creator gave each 
politician two legs to stand on, they are always switching from one leg 
to the next. Now I know why a politician has a left foot and a right 

The only natural thing that lives by polls is a polecat. There may be
some resemblance here. 

The word "earmarks," is another one I would like to see banned for this
coming year. A politician without his or her earmarks is like a skunk 
without his stink. If you take a skunk, you are going to have to put up 
with his stink. 

I guess the politician needs to do something with his or her ears for
they certainly are not employed in hearing anything from their 
constituents. If a politician insists on earmarks, I think we ought to 
do some marking of their ears. 

When I was a youngster in school, my teachers found a wonderful use for
my ears. Whenever they wanted me to do something, they would grab me by 
the ears and jerk me into the right direction. Where are those teachers 
when you really need her? I would like to help them with their ear 
jerking operation. I know. Let's call it the Ear Jerking Operation 

One final word I would like to see obliterated is the word "party."
Especially when associated with something political. Let's face it. The 
political world is just one great big party after another, usually, at 
someone else's expense. If I could go to a party with somebody else 
sponsoring it and paying for it, I guess I would go to. 

Whenever somebody asks me which political party I belong to I usually
respond by saying, "The birthday party." At a birthday party, at least 
you get to eat cake and sometimes in the excitement get a little bit on 
your face. At political parties, everybody is eating their own words 
and ending up with egg on their face. 

If are going to have a party let's make it a birthday party where
everybody is invited and everybody gets a slice of cake. Make that two 
slices of cake. 

I suppose there would be a whole lot of other words I could add to my
list but there is one word I am not going to ban and that is God's 
Word. There is nothing more amazing to me than the relevance of God's 
word in my life today. One word I love is, "Trust in the LORD with all 
thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways 
acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths" (Proverbs 3:5-6). 

I am quite content to allow God have the last word in my life. I have
found it to be amazingly true. 


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