Welcome to the Underrated Treasures Blogfest!
John Steinbeck’s novella, The Pearl, focuses on a single central question: Is there danger in wanting to improve one’s lot in life? In this parable, Kino is an impoverished Indian who lives near the town of La Paz, Mexico, on the Gulf of California; when he discovers “the greatest pearl in the world,” his life is irrevocably changed. Though the plot is simple, the themes in The Pearl touch on many fundamental aspects of human nature and human experience; ambition, obsession, oppression, greed, reason, instinct, trust, and self-preservation are all addressed in the narrative.
It’s time for WHACKY WORDS! Remember, this is supposed to be FUN!
Thank you to everybody who played along for the previous word. The real meaning of the word Dashpot is – a device for damping shock or vibration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashpot
The definition that I really enjoyed was posted by – QUANIE MILLER. She defined it as: the secret stash of money a cheating wife keeps so she can get out of town when her husband finds out about her affair…to which I responded: she’s got the stash – so I’d call it a dash with panache! Congrats Quanie. I’ll contact you shortly.
Today’s word is
This is a natural reflex resulting from an unexpected encounter with your ex-boyfriend/girlfriend/in-law which is followed by a deep sense of satisfaction!
That’s my definition. (The word does have a meaning, but you are invited to play along by providing your own original meaning. No cheating and looking up the word. I’ll post the meaning next week). So do you wanna play along? Leave your definition in the comment section below.
* * * * * *