This is not so hard typing on a phone.
You know how I enjoy word play or using words to play around with.
My friend and coworker, Mark, was telling me something about gardening I did not know the meaning of.
Sometimes it is the origin of a word which baffles me, sometimes it is language usage and in this case it was a colliquialism.
“Hardening up” was used in this sentence:
“We took the cucumber seedlings out to the porch for hardening up to get ready to plant next weekend.”
“What do you mean by that?” I asked, out of curiosity.
“Well, the stems are fragile so they need to be out in their little pots in the wind. This will make them sturdier.”
“So, you mean hardying?”
“No. . . hardening up.”
Now, the rest of my work day was filled with using variations of the word
So, hang on to this thought. . .
POSITIVES of using the word Hard:
1. I love homemade fudge when it hardens up or sets up.
2. Hard rock music is part of my ‘hard wiring.’
3. Not all rules have to be followed in a hard and fast way. There’s wriggle room.
4. Muscles make a toned and hard body.
5. Hard ‘C’ sound is found in yummy words like cacao and cocoa. It is also found in cucumber, cake and coffee.
6. Soft ‘C’ sound is also nicely used in circus, cents and ice.
7. Hard ‘G’ sound can be found in grapes and giraffe.
8. Soft ‘G’ sound may be found in gold and cheese goldfish crackers.
9. Hard paths are considered challenging by cyclists and hikers.
10. Hard levels are strived for by readers in school. Harder books are enjoyed since they use hard words that may need defining.
11. Grandpa liked to suck on hard butterscotch candies.
12. Hard Rock Cafe is a favorite destination place.
13. I like both hard and soft shelled crabs.
14. Do you prefer hard ice cream or soft serve?
NEGATIVES of using the word Hard:
1. When a person you are close to finds themselves between a rock and a hard place, you feel bad and try to help.
2. Someone said recently in a hurt voice, “Why does Life have to be so hatd?”
3. The doctor mentioned hardening of the arteries and this made the patient nervous.
4. He was clearly a graduate from the school of hard rocks.
5. Don’t be so hard on the kid.
6. This song is hard to perform since the range is wide from soprano to alto
7. Hard soled shoes may last longer but it is nice to kick back in soft soled shoes.
I was so surprised that I could think of
more good uses of the word hard than bad.
What ways do you think about using the word hard?
What ways do you think of using the word hard?
Nurse Ratchett was known from the book, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’S Nest” for her hard as nails attitude.