Linda G. Hill

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Just Jot It January 22nd – Felicity

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I always thought the word “felicity” meant easy. And it does, kind of. One of the definitions is, and I quote from Merriam-Webster online, “a pleasing manner or quality especially in art or language,
“an apt expression.”

So it seems to me that it means a way of wording something that makes the something easy to understand. Yes? Yeah, okay. I’m trying to justify myself. Is it working?

The first two definitions of “felicity” from the same source are, “a : the quality or state of being happy; especially : great happiness, b : an instance of happiness,
“something that causes happiness.”

So I suppose it really means happiness.

“Felicity” always reminds me though of an early 2000’s TV show called Felicity. I never watched it. I do recall seeing previews in which a woman (presumably Felicity, played by Keri Russell) seemed to be always in a state of angst. Which would have made the show quite ironic I suppose. I don’t enjoy watching ironic shows – they make my head hurt.

There’s one other thing the word reminds me of – felicitations, meaning best wishes or, as a translation from French, congratulations. I’ve always wondered at people saying congratulations to an individual for turning a year older. But it is indeed the way some say happy birthday. Weird.

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JJJ 2016

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63 thoughts on “Just Jot It January 22nd – Felicity

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  2. I always thought it had something to do with happiness. Reminds me of Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas in Spanish)

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  5. I had no idea what felicity means. This is a great post. Thanks. Now I have a new word to chew on. o_O

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  7. I had to ponder this one a bit before coming up with my response. Good prompt!

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  13. I like the idea of saying felicitations instead of congratulations! Seems more genuine!

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  14. I hate ironic shows as well, although I have not seen Felicity!

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  24. This is a fun prompt. Make’s sense since that’s part of the prompt. πŸ˜‰

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  25. I recall the Tv show as well, but I never watched it either.

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  27. Over here, to “men of a certain age” (myself included) the only image that’s likely to be brought to mind by the word “Felicity” is that of the lovely Felicity Kendall; most famous for her role as Barbara Good in the ’70s BBC self-sufficiency comedy, The Good Life.
    Here’s the first episode, with Barbara helping Tom (the fantastic, late, great Richard Briars) celebrate his birthday…

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  29. I thought of the congratulations but then also remembered a girl at school. I was stumped then decided to give it a character and make her a bringrt of joy , happiness and all the lovely meanings. I like your style Linda! πŸ™‚

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  31. I was eager to see how many people use the TV program. I got one.:-)

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  32. I hear Felicity, I remember a rather odd girl with that as a name at school!

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  35. I learnt another new word today: felicitations! Thank you, Linda. πŸ˜„

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