Note: I'm throwing my hat into the A-Z Blogging challenge sponsored by Tossing it out! What you will be reading via the letters A-Z is a little bio about me. This will give you a glimpse into my world and what I do when I'm not here - blogging.
Do you know how hard it is to come up with “K” words - well, do you?
No, really, I’m serious when asking this question - it’s no easy feat - ask Ingeborg (aka mother) she’s lying on her sofa while I sit with fingers hovering over my laptop waiting for that stroke of brilliance to hit one of us! (this could take a while...)
With our collaborative efforts in full swing we toss about the likes of:
Kaiser (for the buns mother loves)
Kalamata (for the olives I love)
Karts (homage to my go-karting days)
Katzenjammer (just because we liked the sound of it)
and then there was
Kempt bringing up the rear, in a rather unkempt fashion if I do say so myself. The nerve of some words to just lolly about like that.
Nothing in this group tickled my fancy, so we continued right along in the “Ke” section of my built-in Dictionary.
What? You think I can come up with this on my own - please, credit when credit is due, and this isn’t the time. But thanks for thinking it!
So...along comes Kerfuffle - and I’m like, “Yeah, that’s it! That’s the word - okay what goes with Kerfuffle?”
There’s a moment of silence and then I hear mom ask, “Ya, vats Kafuffel - vat das dat mean, Kafuffel?”
And right then (because I’ve tuned Inge out as I’m trolling for words) up comes the word Keyboard - “YES!”
Houston, we have lift off! We are good to go!
So, have you had any Keyboard Kerfuffles lately?
See, it can be used in a sentence and makes complete sense!
I’m going to make the assumption (bad thing sometimes, but I feel you are all above average folks - you are after all following me) that you know we Canadians have this law that requires everything to be in French and English, including our keyboards.
Mac still makes separate keyboards for each language but PC manufacturers have decided to spare the expense and give us the much desired, much dreamed about, much longed for bilingual keyboard.
And here I thought Santa never got my list!
I did take the time, PC loyalist that I was (note the past tense), and played with each of the keyboards and it boiled down to what was best for my hands.
That extra ‘French’ key, which now bunks next to the return key, would have required me to stretch my pinky to hit the return key. My pinky and I conferred and it was unanimous - PC’s were voted off the shopping list.
I type a lot, in case you hadn’t noticed, and the thought of having my pinky over-extend itself just so I can stay true to my country's need to have two official languages was just asking too much.
There is a fine line...and after my keyboard kerfuffle ended I saw the light - that would be the backlight on my Mac’s ‘English only’ keyboard!
So tell me, any kerfuffles (keyboard or otherwise) in your world lately, eh?