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The sound of water is music to my ears, whether from a babbling brook, the back-and-forth wash of waves, or water rushing over rocks. Is it to yours?

“It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet the echo of the Music of the Ainur more than in any substance that is in this Earth; and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken still unsated to the voices of the Sea, and yet know not for what they listen.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

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One-Word Sunday is hosted by Debbie at Travel With Intent.

oojamaflip (ˈuːdʒəməˌflɪp)      n      slang a thing whose name is temporarily forgotten

I have no idea where Debbie, host of One-Word Sunday, got this word.  I read a LOT and I’ve never run across it.  Maybe that’s because it’s British slang according the online dictionary I found.  Wikipedia shares these words as synonyms:

  • doodad
  • doodar-whatsit
  • gizmo
  • oojah
  • whatchamacallit
  • whatshumacallit
  • whatsit
  • thingamabob
  • thingamajig
  • thingummy
  • thingy

Whichever word you choose (oojamaflip for purposes of this challenge), whatever this is certainly qualifies, although I never knew the name to temporarily forget it.  It’s definitely a doodad/gizmo/whatchamacallit, though, probably something to do with utilities of some sort.  But until I know for certain, I think I’ll call it an oojamaflip, although oojah is kind of cool, too.

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Where do you want to live?  On Easy Street?  “Annie” knew about it and if you live in Carefree, Arizona, you might be able to live there or at least have a business there.  From our parked car, we walked down Easy Street to the Wine and Art Walk.

The phrase “on Easy Street” means: Having an easy living; in comfortable circumstances; prosperous; riding on the gravy train.

American slang from the close of the nineteenth century.

The earliest record of this imaginary street in the Dictionary of American English takes it to George V. Hobart’s It’s Up to You (1902), in which the author tells of a young man “who could walk up and down Easy Street.”   ~Super Beefy

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One Word Sunday, like Six-Word Saturday, is hosted by Debbie at Travel With Intent.  Feel free to join us.

“Who” is the word for One Word Sunday this week. Who is the who from TheWho in this photo?  He’s not a Who from Whoville, that’s for sure, and Horton would have no trouble hearing this who. Who else could it be but The Who’s Roger Daltry, captured from the big screen with my little iPhone at the 2016 concert in Chicago.

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Not one, but two celebrities, unbeknownst to them, were captured in this shot:  Half Dome on the left and Bridal Veil Falls on the right, two of the stars of Yosemite National Park.

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As I hate trash and am anything but a fan of fake flamingoes, this find in an Ohio park is wretched at many levels.  I imagine that if fake flamingoes could feel, they’d feel wretched as well.

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