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N is for Nonsensical


It’s so much fun to be silly sometimes, isn’t it? Daft. I love the word, “daft.” It’s the third synonym of the list in my thesaurus. It conjures the image of Daffy Duck with his aweththome liththp and having his head blown upside down by a shotgun. It’s incomprehensible to me how they can sensor Bugs Bunny, and yet when I read it here it sorta makes sense.

But I didn’t grow up violent because I watched Loony Toons. The coyote never made me want to mail-order in a few sticks of TNT to blow up a bird. (I used to feel so sorry for the coyote. Especially when he put up that tiny umbrella just before a gigantic boulder landed on him.) I’m glad some of those old shows still exist though.

I often write absurd scenes, like the one on my fiction blog last night: click it. You know you want to. But I’m trying to think of the last time I actually did something silly when I was alone. Like skipping down the sidewalk instead of walking. Mostly I do these things with Alex. My neighbours must think I’m crazy sometimes, dancing in my kitchen or screaming back at him for fun. I know I get some strange looks when I make faces at him as we stroll through the mall. But these are my real pleasures in life. Being a kid again. Or at least acting like one. It’s very freeing.

When was the last time you acted like a kid?

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

34 thoughts on “N is for Nonsensical

  1. Bugs Bunny is my iconic hero. He brought me laughs every Saturday morning, taught me about opera and ballet, and gave me confidence that anvils would not fall from the sky. His jokes were funny to children yet witty for adults. It is hard to look back and not smile thinking about him.


  2. If my coworkers annoy me, I usually stick my tongue out at them. Otherwise, I’m deficit in the “knowing have to reach the child within” area.


  3. Karoke, two times in the last month. And last year, I went out to fly a kite! πŸ™‚


  4. It’s so great to do nonsensical things. I was dancing in the car to a song when I noticed a lady laughing at me in her car. I didn’t care. It was too much fun! πŸ™‚


  5. I loved Bugs Bunny because he was smart and cunning. Acting “daft” oh, I am guilty of that. My kids when they were teens would say, “Um, Mom, are you on crack?” acting silly is good; one takes life too seriously sometimes. Great post, Linda!


  6. I liked the Looney Tunes too. Better than the cartoons they have today. And the last time I acted silly, don’t know about like a kid, got posted on one of my most recent post. I Am Cavewoman!


  7. I love Bugs, Daffy, Coyote, and all of them πŸ˜€ As for the last time I’ve acted like a kid…I can’t recall 😦 I really need to correct that, I think.


  8. Sufferin succotash! Haha! Thanks for taking me back to my childhood. 😊


  9. We have this really cool trampoline park where I live. I had so much fun jumping on the trampolines with my kids that we are going back there again tonight! πŸ˜„


    • Oooh, I love trampolines! When there aren’t a bunch of kids waiting their turn I’ll sometimes go on the swing at the park! πŸ˜€
      Have fun tonight!

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      • Me too! Don’t let your age stop you — last night I saw a bunch of “grown ups” jumping along with the youngsters and many couples there on dates (Seriously if I were single and my date took me to a place like that he’d be a keeper!) We had a blast!


  10. It is freeing. It’s great to be a kid sometimes. The last time I was a kid was…umm…when I was a kid. Wow, that’s sad. Does riding a bike count or maybe taking a plunge off a cliff?


  11. Oh recently. Truly. Let me think…Oh! Yesterday! I rolled around in the grass like my dog. lol My neighbor Jim was out, and when I got up, I waved. He said he was hopin I hadn’t had a “fit.” I took pictures of the dog rollin in the grass, but she wouldn’t take my picture. The bitch. πŸ˜‰

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  12. How I do miss Wile E. Coyote and his endless supply of ACME products. Nothing wrong with being a kid sometimes, I try to stay a kid at heart always!


  13. There’s nothing wrong with acting like kid sometimes. Of course, it looks a little strange when I do it – people think I’m ready for The Home.

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  14. I love the word daft, too πŸ™‚


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