FOWC with Fandango — Semantics

I’ve often thought that it’s not necessarily what you say, but the way you say it.
I’ve had my fair share of back handed compliments, like a cake I made for my first MIL was received with ‘ This is not bad’ to be followed by ‘considering you made it.’

At school, I was probably queen of the waffle. I could pack out a ten line essay to as many pages by a bit of written embroidery. It’s a bit like politicians saying why use five words when twenty will do (and have you noticed, they still manage to avoid the question!)

‘Let’s not argue about semantics’ easily refers to when people agree in general but see thing slightly differently.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to FOWC with Fandango — Semantics

  1. Sadje says:

    Good point.

  2. Paula Light says:

    Hah, I know what you mean! People say women are catty, but in my life the cattiest have been men. What a relief since I’ve quit dating that the amount of criticism in my life has dropped off sharply. 🙂

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