Thursday, April 30, 2015

Does the o' count?

One Phrase + Many Meanings

One Phrase + Many Meanings =  ????

I am sure that the majority of anyone ( hopefully someones) reading this blog posting today already knows that not all catch phrases mean what they say they do or even originate from where they say they do. 

Now for those of you (hopefully different from the original someones noted above) who do believe in everything they hear or read (yes, sometimes it is nice to live in a bubble and yes, I love my bubble!) I'm hoping that some of the following might clear up a few things that you/we/me didn't know yet.

This ‘Random Thought of the Week’ is dedicated to just one phrase and how the hype of Hollywood and how its ramifications can and do reach worldwide.

“Top o’ the morning’ to you”

So off we go trying to find out the origin of this phrase and possibly a few I didn't know meanings, definitions, interpretations and the significance of these 6 words (just wondering if the " o' " counts?).

Well this sounds like a fantastic way to greet both friends and neighbours and in most cases it does literally mean exactly that but then... (I know, there always seems to be a 'but'!!).

After doing ‘some' (with 'some' being the operative word here) done a bit of research (okay, it did start out to only a few websites but ended up to be more like 6 or 7 website pages} (and hey, that really is a lot you know!) (and in the end, has almost taken 2 days to complete... so, um, yes, this blog is late, but you really didn't know that until now did you?) and in the end I found out some very interesting facts.

Did you know that this phrase — is actually a Hollywood invention. Irish Central

Did you know that this phrase — is not really known if it came from an ad campaign for the General Mills Lucky Charm brand. Onward State

Did you know that this phrase — can actualy be traced back to the Victorian era. Dialect Blog

Did you know that this phrase — was defined as slang

Did you know that this phrase — has been discussed and by the consensus of many consulted websites that this phrase is both not commonly heard of or used by those of Irish descent. (I do apologize, as it is not my intention to be judgemental or racist in this posting). Stack Exchange

Did you know that -- Clarence Eugene 'Hank' Snow (1914-1999) or Hank the Singer Ranger (previously known as the Hank the Yodelling Ranger) had a trademark look of wearing elaborate squinted suits, has a home town museum (located: Nova Scotia, Canada), was inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has been dubbed as one of Canada's greatest contributors to country music. Hank say the song 'Top of the Morning' (album: 'Your Easy to Love', 1975), (written by: A.L. Owens) which is available on YouTube (uploaded by:Tsukikage707).

Did you know that this phrase — was sung by the group 'House of Pain'. Lyrics Mode

Did you know that this phrase — was used in a book written by Joyce, P. W. (Patrick Weston, 1827-1914). English as we speak it in Ireland

Did you know that this phrase -- was used in the book 'The Last End - A Book of Remembrance' written by James Bonwick (1817-1906). Google Books

Did you know that this phrase — can be referred to un-homogenised milk, where the cream rises to the top. TechQues

Did you know that this phrase — stereotypes how an Irish person might/or has said good morning or hello. (I do apologize again, as it is not my intention to be judgemental or racist at in this posting)  Bite Size Irish Gaelic 

Did you know that this phrase — would actually read with a title behind it such as: lady, laddy or even jimmy. Yahoo! Answers

Did you know that this phrase — can be a minced to form a description as 'by God’. KGB answers

Did you know that - Betty Crocker actually has a pancake mix with this name. Betty Crocker

Did you know that this phrase -- usually has a/the response of 'And the rest of the day to yourself'. Answers

Did you know that this phrase -- can be classified as an Irish proverb. UK Yahoo! Answers

Did you know that this phrase -- was used in a poem by Henry Newbolt. The Daltai Discussion Forums

And you can even add a song that was composed of General Mills feat. Pentatonix to create a song about Lucky Charms. 'Evolution of Lucky Charms' 

Okay, so here I'm trying to figure out how on earth I can link this blog posting with my 'Random Thought of the Week' and par for the course, I got nothing? Like, really nothing? Well, they do both have the word 'morning' in them and at this point, I'll just go with that... the word 'morning'.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Dream and Lie that never were.

Not knowing where one might be after the mist 
rises from the depths of the valley; 
it is here that I'm left pondering if my seeing 
what actually is there any better than the impenetrable lie that I keep close to my heart and hide in my mind. 

Do you hide and turn your face away from reality just so you can live in the bubble you call home?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

definition: HERO

Beyond Reproach

How else would you describe a hero? 


If you prefer the more traditional approach?
(see dictionary definitions below)


Do you have your own definition? 
(if so, please share them in the comment section below)

Merriam-Webster Dictionary
hero -
noun - he-ro
plural he*roes
: a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent
 endowed with great strength and ability
     - an illustrious warrior
     - a man admired for his achievements and noble
     - one who shows great courage
: the principal male character in a literary or dramatic work
     - the central figure in an event, period or movement

Oxford Dictionaries 
hero -
noun - he-ro (plural heroes)
: a person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage,
  outstanding achievements, or noble qualities
: (in mythology and folklore) a person of supernatural
  qualities and often semi-divine origin, in particular one
  whose exploits were the subject of ancient Greek myths

Cambridge Dictionaries
noun (plural heroes)
: a person who is admired for having done something very
  brave or having achieved something great
: (female heroine) the main male character in a book or film
  who is usually good
: someone who you admire very much

Collins Dictionaries
noun (plural) - roes
: a man distinguished by exceptional courage, nobility,
  fortitude, etc
: a man who is idealized for possessing superior qualities in
  any field
: (classical mythology) a being of extra ordinate strength and
  courage, often the offspring of a mortal and a god, who is
  celebrated for his exploits
: the principal male character in a novel, play, etc

The Free Dictionary
n., pl. roes
: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his
  brave deeds and noble qualities
: any person who has heroic qualities or has performed a
  heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal
: the principal male character in a story, play, film, etc
: a person who is greatly admired; idol
: (in antiquity) an individual possessing godlike prowess and
  beneficence who often came to be honored as a divinity

Friday, April 17, 2015

No Contract, No Wand

You really do have to wonder what the world has come to that when two people who want to have an agreement must first read the fine print to make sure that all of the 't's are crossed and the 'i's are dotted? 

The Contract..

The Who? 
The knotted. The married. The unified. The merged.

The What? 
The promise. The handshake. The pen to paper. The pact. The bond.

The Court? 
The thing. The place. The podium. The box. The oath.

The Brehon? 
The judge. The person. The decision maker. The peer.

The Decision? 
The answer. The outcome. The ruling. The verdict. The solution. 

The Contract of Yesterday.. 
The gentleman's agreement. The promise. The covenant.

The Contract of Today..
The triplicate. The firm. The compulsory. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles everywhere!

Yes, the Nursery really does feel like it is drowning. Oh, please do not get the wrong idea. I do realize that with spring breakup it is not uncommon to have flooding. In fact with living in the north for ummm I have no idea how long (hiding the actual age of this faerie)...I know that flooding every spring is not an abnormal thing to happen. Where the nursery is currently situated this is the first year that I have seen any type of flooding (I think that the current Nursery's location is going onto its 6th year anniversary this fall). Unfortunately our neighbours have seen the wrath of earth's.. 'don't forget, you are here but I was here first'... Mind you when I think back to even this past summer, it has been one of those in-the-book to remember fire season. I will admit that I really do not know the size of the Belgium but from what I have heard (hint .... I know personally because of hubby's job)..that the NWT burnt almost that whole land mass size... but in case you would like to know yourself...their official website is

Onto the whole drowning part of this update...

You know how you start a project and you KNOW that it will take more than one moon to complete, actually a few moons to complete, okay lots of those moons to complete, okay now, shall I just be many moons that I lost count of moons?

And so because of those missing moons it has come to my attention that I have forgotten some things along the way! Now, as I have not been paying attention to those other projects, I am really not up-to-date with that production area of the nursery..yes, I can and do multi-task quite well..but this project isn't one of those that you can concentrate or at least give it your all (which is not how I work).

So, I will resume my 'Thought of the Day' postings but for now I think that I will have to rename it to be the 'Random Thought of the This Week'..

ps....this whole project thingy...well it will effect the nursery across all's a really big whole project thingy.

So without further ado...please stay tuned for the 'Random Thought of the Week' quote and graphic.