I’m a day late publishing my SoCS entry and I could use the excuse that I work on Africa time, but I am not quite sure that I am still permitted to use that expression, you know, with political correctness being such a hot potato lately.
Just in case you’re wondering what Africa time is: it is an expression that we (used to) use to describe the patient attitude and/or the total disregard towards the Western concept of “being on time”. In Africa, when asked what time the (already late) bus/train will arrive, someone will solemnly inform you that the said bus/train will be here “now-now”. The actual time span between “right now” and “now-now” can differ from a mere minute to a few hours, depending on the circumstances or the informant’s frame of mind.
Anyway, I’m digressing. I just wanted to say that I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment expressed in this image which I found on Pinterest. These days I feel like I’m walking on eggs, too scared to open my mouth, in case I inadvertently utter an offensive remark. Does anyone else suffer from this affliction?
Linda Hill who hosts the Stream of Consciousness bloghop, has put forward the following prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday: ‘Find a word that uses the suffix “-ic” or “-ical.”’
Linda, I am sorry that this is only my second post since I started participating in this bloghop in June, but right after I posted my very first entry, my internet connectivity disappeared into cyberspace. It only took 2½ months (Africa time!) to have connectivity restored, but I am very pleased to be back online.
I got the idea for this post while reading John Holton’s entry on his blog The Sound of One Hand Typing in which he referred to the political correctness of using the word “hysterical” to describe a funny situation.