And speaking of rabbits, er wabbits, Bill Dorman chimed in with this: “Wow, that weally wonderful….oh wait, W’s are next, huh? Well, my willfulness to withdraw from the women of Wal-Mart leaves a feeling of weakness of my worth as I wrongfully think work will win me wabbits. Wow………”
To which Ralph Dopping added: “Guess who my favourite Loony Tunes character is, “Be vaa-we quiet, we are hunting wabbits.” “Ohhhh….that waskaly wabbit.”
But I must confess (and I’m sure it’s going to get me into some hot water here…hey, another W word…water. But I’ll come back to that:)
I have mixed feelings about the whole “women being classified into a group”, which often sits at one or the other end of the spectrum: impoverished, held-back, glass-ceiling stuff, OR high achievement, made-it-in-a-man’s world stuff.
Anne-Marie Slaughter says: “It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change. [check out the article to see what she says has to change]
Will things change? I remember a professor I had in university in the 70’s who said we were the generation who would make athletic coaching in Canada a viable profession. It’s 2012, and that’s still not happening to the degree it should. I would say that the “feminist movement”, and where we are today, rings similarly. Are we really where we intended to be…where we want to be? I’ll let you chew that around, and please chime in.
But coming back to Water, as suggested by Barbara Klein. Here’s what Barbara had to say about water: “My “W” word: water, where would we be without it? It is our world’s most precious resource and we keep wasting it. Just think of the prevailing heat wave and how much is being destroyed because of the lack of it. And some company tries to monopolize it to increase their shareholder value. This is why I am going to enjoy a glass of white wine now!”
See how she snuck that white wine in there too?
Michelle said: “W…hmm…I really can’t think of any that are business-related. The only word that comes to mind is “winning,” as Hajra suggested, but Charlie Sheen has given “winning” a whole new meaning! I keep seeing his wild eyes as he announced to the camera that he’s “WINNING!” while the rest of the world was thinking, “What’s happened to Charlie Sheen?”
How about “wisdom”? The wisdom we need, the wisdom we share, the wisdom we earn — often the hard way!”
I believe that Wisdom is a most-Winning word:)
Sharon says we need to be Willing to embrace what comes our way, with open arms…to be open to change, hurdles and success.
And a Willingness to do so will create what Mark Harai calls a Win-Win. Mark says a WIN/WIN philosophy in business leads to long term, profitable relationships. And, I will add, Win-Win outcomes.
Adam Toporek and Lori Gosselin both submitted the 5 W’s: Who, What, Where, When and Why, because, in Adam’s words “it’s important to know the facts before taking action” and, in Lori’s words, “they’re pretty important in business”.
Carolyn Nicander-Mohr chimed in with “Wonder and Watermelon. Wonder has so many different nuanced meanings, both good and bad, that it’s a winning word. Watermelon is my favorite fruit. Is anyone going to say “Winter”? Noooooo…no winter! Our two minutes of summer in Canada has arrived, and Winter conjures up images of snow, snow and more snow! [and if you didn’t click on that Noooooo, go do so now. You won’t be disappointed;)]
Jack Steiner always makes me think, but this time didn’t make me look up in the dictionary his word, Wayzgoose. Being a Canuck, I thought it had to do with Canada geese or something…and then found out it could!
“Wondering while wandering and whistling wakes wonderment in wonderful waves of wanting…..or taking a walk and enjoying the day makes me think about how great things are.”
Wowza, We’re Wandering next to Letter X. What will you submit for letter X? (and remember…we’re a G-rated site here, haha!)
P.S. Our Queen of Alliteration came in this morning with her weaving of words, so although it missed post time, I could not possibly leave it out. Here it is, and thanks Vidya!
“Finally. Here I am.
WayWard, Worn, Wan, Wretched
Weary With Writing Work, Waiting for my Wages,
Woeful Wannabe is me,
Wistfully Watching Wonderful Wise Witty Wordplay,
Waving, Wanting to Wander in as World Whirrs by,
Whipping up in its Wake, Wings of Wonder
WoW is my WatchWord!
In Warm Weather or Winter,
the Wraithlike Waif of a Woman,
Warden of the World, Wearing White Wool from her Wardrobe,
Weaves a Wide Web of Words and Wagers,
Watching With Warped Wisdom,
Wryly Witnessing Wild Wrestling Weasels at War,
Wrangling, Wondering, Wringing her Wrists,
Who Will be the Whistling Winners?
Well, While Wading or Wallowing in a Well or Waist high Wash Water
Without a Weapon Was Wont to Weaken,
Were the Walls Winking?
Or Wicked Wobbly Witches Wailing Wagging and Wheedling?
Would We Wish and Want to Wave a Wand over the Wounds and Weals of the Warriors?
Will it be Worth it?
When Worn out, Wet, Wedged in a Whirling Waterfall
and Whisked away by Whispers
Will you Walk With me Willingly Without Wavering,
Worrying as We Wander in the Woods?
Will you Waive my Wrongs?
Whether it is Whopping Whale, a Wrought iron Wok With Wheat on a Wicker,
a Wallflower, Whatever,
A Wrangling Writer can Wisely Whip up a Wiki
and Wind it all up With Wire, Without
Wasting a Word
Winging it through the What Why When or Who.
The Wheel Whirls by!
Watch the Wick and Wish for Wine o’clock