One Word Sunday…literal

Posted: April 22, 2018 in One Word Sunday
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Literal: expressed by letters.  In this case, the sentiment is also expressed, I am compelled by my inner grammarian to add, incorrectly.  It should read “Fake happiness is the WORST kind of sadness” (unless there are only two kinds).  I’m also quite sure this isn’t a quote from the fiddling Nero, but I think the sentiment worthy of sharing and it was a fun find as we wandered the streets of Philadelphia last year.

Debbie at Travel with Intent hosts One Word Sunday (as well as Six-word Saturday–what is it with the number thing?), but she set us a hard one this week.  Looking forward to seeing other interpretations.

  1. Sue says:

    I’m with you on the grammar, Janet…..also on the Nero question

  2. Is that a can of worse-tershire sauce?
    Because that would make me sad in the worsest kind of way.
    Literally speaking.

    Good morning. Janet

    (PS –
    if fake happiness is a relative of fake news,
    then a fake Nero is right)

    as we said in the 60s,

  3. markd60 says:

    I don’t know if I agree wotn Nero, if I’m not feeling too happy, the worst thing I can do is lay around, feeling sorry for myself, I have to get up, and do what ever I would be doing if I didn’t feel sad.
    Pretty soon I feel OK again. Some may call it “fake it till you make it”, but for me, it works.
    PS, I’ve heard of “Six Word Sunday”, but never “One Word Sunday” or “SIx Word Satruday”.

    • I hadn’t thought of it that way, Mark. I do the same thing you do: keep on keeping on as best I can until I actually feel better. I looked at this sentiment as fake happiness actually comes from a sad person, we just don’t know it. However, there was nothing said regarding what to do about it and you and I agree on the steps to take.

      The two challenges are hosted by Debbie at Travel With Intent and if you’re interested in participating, you can click on the link in my post to get to her site. They’re enjoyable challenges.

      Thanks for the thoughtful comment and for visiting.


  4. Su Leslie says:

    I’m with you on the grammar and attribution too. Though perhaps there is meant to be some sort of post-modern irony in the fake use of fake. 😂

  5. jesh stg says:

    Of all people … from Nero? Guess there is a piece of wisdom in everyone:) Didn’t know you did One word Sunday (or is it first time?)

  6. Dan Antion says:

    I wouldn’t have noticed that, Janet, but I’m sure my wife would be over there with a chisel.

  7. Madhu says:

    Another great find! Couldn’t agree more 🙂

  8. Debbie Smyth says:

    Brilliant answer to the theme – thanks Janet

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