My vreugdes en frustrasies


#SoCS This prompt has nothing to do with being blonde

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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?

  1. 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.
  2. A word beginning with dom: dominate, dominance, domineer, dominator, Christian Grey.
  3.  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.

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  1. I would like to have Some blond hairs.
    But I am getting bold.

    Kind regards,

  2. I enjoyed this and could kick myself that I didn’t think of some of these words, especially freedom. If you speak Afrikaans you must somehow be connected to my homeland of South Africa. I am always pleased to meet a fellow South African blogger. Lekker aand.

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      I’m very connected to South Africa 😄 We live on the Southcoast of KwaZulu-Natal. Thank you for dropping by and commenting. Geniet jou dag.

  3. “Dom” is what they call an abbot in monasteries, I know that.

  4. Dis seker waar ons, ons woord “dominee” sy oorsprong vandaan gekry het. Boredom, seldom, kingdom….. nou het jy my aan die woorde maak….

  5. Fun twists make us learn more. I too had to consult Webster for better ideas. Fun post.

  6. Lekker gelees hier en sowaar geleer waar die dominee, vandaan kom!

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      Ja, kan jy nou meer – selfs met my beperkte Latynse kennis moes ek al voorheen daaraan gedink het. My onkunde moet iets te doen hê met die feit dat ek en die dominees nie ‘n gelukkige geskiedenis het nie.

  7. Glad nie dom nie – trouens, baie slim!

  8. Lovely read!

  9. Ek hou veral van jou grappie, sal ons kan sê dis omdat ek dom grappe vang?😉

  10. 😉 Don’t they blondes have more fun.

  11. Nilanjana Bose

    I didn’t know dom was a stand alone word either. :O thank you for enlightening me, that too in a most delightful way.

  12. Ek is blonde duh!!!


  14. Why does the word dominatrix come to mind? Oukei… ek weet ek is dom-astrant!