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Just Jot It Jan 19 – Rubbish?


I always used to think it was a myth — rubbish — that someone’s hair could turn grey overnight. But guess what? I looked in the mirror this afternoon and I’m almost positive my hair is greyer than it was yesterday. Or even this morning. Either everything has caught up with me, finally, or there’s something in my Pantene 2 in 1.

Don’t you just love the word “rubbish,” though? It sounds so much better when you call something inaccurate or that you don’t agree with rubbish rather than garbage. The English have such lovely curse words. It’s not even a curse… I looked in the online thesaurus to see what else I could call it and came up with some interesting words. “Whammy”? “Obloquy”? “Naughty words”? Oh, here we go, “expletive.”

Let’s go back to obloquy. Look that up and I get… “animadversion.” I HAVE to look that up. And it means… “blame.”

I blame the bloody rubbish!

Now that was satisfying.


Thanks very much to Wendy for today’s prompt, “rubbish.” Please visit her post for today and say hi! You can find it here:

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Author: Linda G. Hill

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

21 thoughts on “Just Jot It Jan 19 – Rubbish?

  1. I’m always trying to encourage my transatlantic friends to adopt some of the more colourful Anglo Saxon phrases, I think it’s important for international relations that we can exchange obscenities on a level playing field. ;~}


  2. I much prefer ‘rubbish’ to ‘garbage’ or ‘trash,’ but then I would do, I suppose!
    As for the grey hair, I have one or two little strands at the front on one side, but I actually quite like them! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Pingback: Just Jot It Jan 19 โ€“ Rubbish | Darswords

  4. My Mother in law went white overnight!


  5. I think there is a direct correlation between my grey hairs and my kids! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  6. My hair has greyed gradually, blending in with the reddish blonde, but I swear my upper thighs turned into jelly overnight. It was right after I turned 50.


  7. This is a fun post to read!


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