I had a very blonde moment there when I first saw Linda’s prompt for this week, the reason being that, in Afrikaans which is my home language, the word “dom” means dumb as in dumb, dumber, blonde.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dom.” Use it as a word, or find a word that starts or ends with it. Have fun!
To see the rules for this weekly challenge and all the entries for Saturday 29 September 2018, visit Linda G Hill.
When I remembered that this is a prompt for an English blog, I felt so much better until I realised that I actually have never come across the word “dom” in the English language. Dom Perignon does not count, does it?
So off I went to consult Auntie Google. Yes, I know I’m not supposed to do that but how can I blog about something that I have no knowledge of?
- Dom is a title given to certain monks and clerics. It is also a title of respect formerly given to gentlemen of stature in Brazil and Portugal. Derived from the classical Latin dominus (lord, master). Yarwellnofine, I don’t know too many of those gentlemen except for a few Dominees, which is what we Afrikaans-speaking South Africans call the leaders of our religious flocks.
- A word beginning with dom: dominate, dominance, domineer, dominator, Christian Grey.
- Words ending with dom: freedom, superstardom, heirdom, seldom, condom.
Just to make sure that you didn’t die of boredom while I was sharing my newfound wisdom – here’s a blonde joke for you: “How do you confuse a blonde? You don’t; they’re born that way.”
My hair colour? Why Deah, it’s a nice shade of grey.