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Saturday, March 22, 2014

#sol14 @celebratelu March 22 Fawks and For Real

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faux   [foh] - artificial or imitation; fake  Origin: French
re·al  [ree-uhgenuine, not imitation; authentic. 
I celebrate faux (pronounced fo in France but here in America, more accurately fawks!
  • Schoolyards and walkways are overrun with slush; it's a good thing we have faux boots to protect our feet and our wallets!
  • I cannot even imagine anyone wearing anything but a faux fur to playground duty!
  • As we cart tons of papers, it's a good thing that a faux bag or two help ease the burden!   
  • Bending over kids to read or confer makes wearing real pearls foolish, but with the faux kind, style is possible! 
  • Then there is the faux spring weather we have had of late. Those temps in the 40's during the day have been dipping back into the frigid zone where the piles of snow linger at night! 
I also celebrate real because:
  • Real friendships (the kind that help you smile through life's adversities) are one of the most empowering gifts on earth.  
  • Real hard work can move mountains (even though it can't make snow piles disappear!)

9 comments:

Michelle Haseltine said...

Haha! Clever post! I really enjoyed it!

Julie Johnson said...

This post gave me an early morning smile. I'm ready for a REAL spring, no more teasing by the faux spring. :)

LInda Baie said...

I think your 'faux' is quite creative, Anita, filled with truth although it connects with 'faux'. The 'real' addition was the icing on the cake! Thanks for the smile this am!

elsie said...

I've always liked the work faux as opposed to fake. You've put a great spin on it and here's hoping real spring is near.

Jennifer Reed said...

This is no faux-pas! I celebrate your cleverness.

Julieanne said...

I agree there is a time for faux and a time for REAL. Great word fun.

Holly Mueller said...

Fun post! It's fun to experiment with various kinds of word play. :-)

Jaana said...

This is so much fun! Faux pearls with real friends! I am ready to say goodbye to the faux spring and welcome the real one!

Teachers for Teachers said...

Fun post -- loved how you played with the two words!
Clare and Tammy