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Gawk

I love words. Gawk is one of my favorites and I try not to forget it. Some people stare, others gawk. I’m not quite sure how they differ.

I admit that I like to gawk. A good gawk, at least one a month, helps me to relax and rid myself of questions that over-populate my thoughts.

Another word that I like is “woo.” I’m sorry to see this word disappear into the mists of time. Not many of us can recall the intricacies involved in a good woo. And to keep the process from being forgotten I wrote about it… look here for a quick woo.

Sneakers, the kind that lace up and reach your ankles made my socks ripen in a single day. The inside of my sneakers smelled like week-old road kill. Everyone had the same problem with old-fashioned old high-tops.

Now they’re low-slung jobbies called tennis shoes, cross-trainers, or casual footwear. The long-associated foot odor of such atomic footwear still remains …some things never change.

Here are more words I hate to see go down the textual paths of time.

  • Agog
  • Swain
  • Hobnob
  • Lollygag
  • Moxie
  • Frump
  • Moth-eaten
  • Court (spend time with)
  • Swoon
  • The vapors

Do you have any favorites?

Gawk

 

On future planning

Cow pokes

 

Cowpoke on left, “You know what Ted, when I went to the lie berry last week, I saw a picture of a city. It was right next to a ocean. I wanna go someplace like that.”

Cowpoke on right, “I’m okay here, Earl. We got a drainpipe outside my bedroom window. It’s got a buncha holes in it, and when the wind blows, it plays a tune. And by now, you’ve probably drowned that  creepy crawly.”