Live a little - FROLIC!

in #wordslast year

TO FROLIC is to have FUN.............
be funny, suck the juices of joy out of living.

Be a friend to the shy girl, introduce her to the crowd.
Join in when the silly photo is being staged. Collapse into the water and be delirious with the fun of the NOT so inconsequential thing you've done.

It will be a feature amongst your golden memories. Old photographs, present laughter.


Live fast and furiously and be flirty.
Fling caution to the winds and dance as though your heart is bouncing out of your body.

All of us can dance.
Watch a baby wave tiny arms and legs rocking his cradle


............with no one watching.


Find a roof top and abandon what is proper and expected of you. Let the wind twirl your scarf as you leap and let a joyful rush of emotion pour out as you dance. Feel your heart beat in time to the song in the wind, the tune in your mind.
Live furiously. BE fabulous, fascinating with a touch of the fantastic.

Be loving as you frolic. Take time to frolic with your children.

Teach them with warm hands and heart that love generates a deep feeling of acceptance and most of it comes from frolicking with them.....
Give them the platform to romp, rough house safely and above all LAUGH and have be silly sometimes.

You will be remembered by the hours you spent with them not those you spent at the office saving for that extravagant holiday.

Gambol, play pranks, have escapades, gambol and perform kind jokes. In a word..............FROLIC.

To conclude...........the best practical joke I have ever played on anybody. includes frolicking!

It was the end of the year function and the employees were being treated to a wonderful South African braai (barbecue) - a lamb on the spit.

When the meat is roasted to perfection , all crispy and browned, it is carved and the guests line up with their plates of salad and fresh bread rolls for the mouthwatering meat. The smell of roasting meat has tantalised the taste buds for many slow hours.

On the staff there was a popular young man, Sam, who was known for his naughty and always clever practical jokes. He enjoyed life to the full and I owed him 'big time' for the last time he caught me out!

The queue was slow and as we inched forward I looked at the desert table and saw the super sweet caramel sauce my friend Veronica had made to go over the ice cream after the main course.

Tasting victory already, I left my friends in the line and got a small plate. I secretly went to one of the men carving and begged a generous slice of the succulent meat. Just as sneakily I got a big spoonful of the caramel sauce and spread it invitingly onto it.

With all of my department covertly watching, I sidled up to Sam who was always 'starving' and offered him this tempting morsel. 'Would you like a sneaky preview of what is to come Sam?' I asked him,
His face lit up as he took the plate, 'mmmmm that looks delicious. What's on it?'
'Mrs Jay's super mustard sauce, tangy with a hint of chilli which I know you'll love.'

He folded the meat up so that he could stuff it all into his mouth at once as others asked for a taste.
Everyone by this time was watching.
As the excruciating sweetness of the caramel hit his tongue, overpowering the meat completely he realised he had been HAD!

His eyes bulged and he began shaking his finger at me.
Everyone erupted into laughter.

AT LAST, the trickster had been tricked.

The saying goes that one can 'dice with death'.
That day I 'frolicked with a fate worse than death' for I knew what was to come when Sam got his revenge, but the fun of that moment when the laughter rang out, was sweet indeed. (Pun intended!)


Thank you! It was a fun read. Here is the list of new words and colloquialisms that I learned from this story:

frolic (this word would be easy to remember cuz it sounds like "crolic" a Russian word for a rabbit)

a lamb on the spit
caught me out
'dice with death'

-- the most delicious words out of them are "sidle" and "morsel"

You must have put a different meaning to the word "flirty"

Live fast and furiously and be flirty.

Nowadays the act of flirting is far from being "inconsequential". )))

Oh you are fun and your answer shows perspicacity (insight, being wise, clever) as usual. This is a most uncommon word but it truly appeals to me. Not many 'middle of the road' English speakers know the meaning let alone use it. I think you are encouraging me!
Your last comment is witty and wise. WELL DONE in the best way possible.
Advise me please.
In your opinion do you think my stories are a better way of communicating on Steemit or is it worth my while to write about words, idioms, spellings..........the idiosyncrasies (oddities) of the English language once in a while?
Thank you


I think you've already acquired a significant following and I don't think you should disappoint their expectation. I think you can expand your base if you were to participate in the writing contests I've told you about. I think you can easily adjust any of your stories to match the contest prompt with minimal massaging.

That said, I think you can augment your blog with an additional format that is more language centric: idioms, spellings..........the idiosyncrasies, history, and genesis of words and expressions.

I remember watching an interesting video that followed the development of the English language all the way from early Britts, Romans, the arrival of Angles, Saxons and Welsh, then Vikings, French influences with Wilhelm of Aquitaine and finally the arrival of Shakspere who reinvented the English language once more.

Interestingly, many long words such as "idiosyncrasies" that are Latin or Greek-based are much more known to me as they exist in just about any European language. In addition, I learned English by studying textbooks and computer manuals and are familiar with many scientific terminologies: such a cantilever, sheer force, array, dataset, epistemology, and gnoseology, etc.

It's words of everyday life that are so interesting to me. For example, "throw" and "cast" are synonyms, however, in some situations, you will use throw and in some cast. It's those considerations why do you use one word over another one is the most interesting to me.

Here is the example from your writing...

The boys helped haul all the camping stuff out of the cars

Why did you use "haul" rather than "carry"?

So I think something like this would be interesting, considering that there are many non-native speakers who wander the vast prairies of Steemit.

Pick some good meaningful picture. Maybe something like you see below or whatever you like yourself and use it as your constant heading.

Good Luck!

I've been encouraged by the general response to my post.
I like the idea of a meaningful picture that would indicate to the reader that this post is going to be about WORDS and hopefully have a fun connotation as well. I would like to continue telling a little story as an illustration.
Question. Once I've found a picture how would I attach it?
Manually each time at the end I suppose, but then it wouldn't show the would be reader at the beginning.
If you can work out what i'm going on about (lol) then please feel free to direct me.

I used 'haul' because i wanted you to feel the energy that the young boys had to exert and also a sense of achievement in their action.
'Carry' is too feeble a word to use here.
Thank you for saying that i must not disappoint my readers - that is high praise indeed.
I value your opinion.


Loved the discussion about the words used and well as the post they were used in!

Hello goldenoakfarm (can just picture a very beautiful place especially in autumn?)
Good to hear from you.
I am delighted to hear from you and plan to write in this same style as one of my big passions is WORDS.
You have encouraged me. Thank you.

The farm is actually beautiful most of the year, except late winter before snow and mud season. :)) We don't have a lot of trees, but sometimes get good color along the tree line.

Middle pasture2 crop Oct. 09.jpg

It's been 10 years since I took foliage photos here on the farm! This is Oct 09! I guess I should try for some when it hits peak.

Thank you! What a lovely sweet surprise as I start my day.
I spent many of my holidays with friends as a teenager riding horses.
Your pretty tree line resembles the one in the paddock where the horses were trapped as a huge fire came in from the Drakensberg mountains in South AFrica.
I wrote a blog about it 2 weeks ago called Fire! Drakensberg drama.
Yes, I think you should get that camera out again and send me another picture!
I live at the sea so the leaves don't change much as we have tropical vegetation. I have to travel north to see the change of seasons.
I LOVE the colour.
Good to chat with you.