Tuesday, July 1, 2014



A FLEETING MOMENT

A fleeting moment, but the history of modern man

Rocked by insecurities with an insatiable need to control

Liberty, a mythical construct to enslave the masses

Façade, a distraction from the inner truth

Normalcy, but a term to rationalize intellectual limitations

Knowledge, an intangible never attainable because man is but a fleeting moment in history

Editor's Note:  You can live your life in the construct of the fallacy of normalcy or you can release your soul to adventure out into endless possibilities.  The only limitation on our true essence is human constructs to enslave us in a world of the façade of normalcy. Normalcy is a construct born of insecurities and intellectual limitations.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Normalcy:

Usage notes:

Although sometimes used, normalcy is less common than normality in American English. It is very rarely used in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is frequent in India, however.

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Normalcy, pronounced "NOR-mal-see," is a state of being normal, usual, or expected. When something returns to a state of normalcy, it is returning to the way that it ought to be. It is another word for normality. Some people believe that normalcy should not be used because the word normality is more formally correct, but in the U.S., you'll often see normalcy used.

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Normality and normalcy are different forms of the same word. Normality is centuries older, though, and many English authorities consider it the superior form, for what that’s worth. Nouns ending in -cy usually come from adjectives ending in -t—for example, pregnancy from
pregnant, complacency from complacent, hesitancy from hesitant—while adjectives ending in -l usually take the -ity suffix. Normalcy is unique in flouting this convention.

Normalcy was popularized in the early 20th century thanks to President Warren G. Harding’s “return to normalcy” campaign slogan (though the word did exist before then), and language authorities have been unable to stamp it out.

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One of the definitions of “normal” is “characterized by average development or intelligence; free from mental disorder; sane.”
Thus, normality equals sanity.

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His normalcy was beyond comprehension to the eccentric clown trio. They did not hire him into their group because there was nothing unique about him.

"Damn normal people and their normalcy," said the big clown.
"Now you know better than to hate others for being different," said the lame understanding clown with funky lips.
"Yeah, but this guy isn't different, he's the definition of normalcy! There's nothing different about normalcy, it's just normal!" said the smacked-up-on-pills clown.
"Oh. I guess you're right, maybe we should hate him then." replied the lame understanding clown with funky lips.

BobbyWC said...

Here is the problem with your comment. It ignores reality.

I am a prolific reader. I read authors from all over the world - whether news reports, history, or fiction.

10 years ago I took 2 semesters of Spanish for Native speakers at UTB. The instructor told me she was not counting off for some accents problems - why - because when I learned how to use accents, accents were used exactly as I used them.

Language and word usage varies all over the US. It also varies over time. I know someone who still rights to-night.

I see no reason to adjust my word use to accommodate those who seek to change the language to accommodate them. My generation learned one way - others learned another way.

As a prolific reader I see multiple variations on any number of words - I simply move on because I know of no law which says word usage must change because someone decided they prefer one spelling over another.

A true student of words knows you post reflects a lack of knowledge of word use. Words are wonderful and I love the fact their usage and spelling from author to author.

It reflects our historical change. It would be sad to lose that because some people demand uniformity to make their life easier.

Bobby WC