Thursday, August 14, 2014

Stand or stand

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Time to Ponder yet again.  You know the drill... I post a prompt that has multiple meanings and we get see what you write! Add you post to the linky and wait for the magic!!

(If you want to send me words that you would like us all to ponder - please feel free to do so!)

Today's word is STAND (you can always grab the prompt early by visiting the Pondering Page

Stand up straight!! Don't know how many times I heard that growing up. Or how about Stand at attention!

It is a human's desire (from birth it seems) to stand up on two feet. Does that mean that an animal standing on four feet is not really standing? It's not like they are lying down!

And of course there are band stands and podium stands and pretty much anything else that stands up.... but what is the deal with a night stand?  To me it is a mini chest of drawers--- just sayin'

But my favoirte is when you take a stand! You know when you take a position on a subject and you cannot be swayed. You actually stand for something.

There are sit-ins - why aren't there stand-ins (oh yeah, a stand-in is a substitute - when you stand in for someone else).

I have to say that if English were not my first language this would be one of the most confusing words.... and that's my stand on it!

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Happy Pondering!


  1. Wonderful pondering today. Stand up and take a bow!

  2. The English word 'stand' stands for many things...

  3. I smiled when I got to "sit-in" in your post... I think you're from my generation! :-) I've never thought about night-stand, but that is a weird name for it. I recall wooden bed frames being called a "bed stand" by my grandmother, and then there was a "wash stand" with a basin of water for washing up. So maybe that's how it all ties together. I agree with you that standing up for something is the very best kind of stand. I will always stand up for what I believe is right, even if it means I am the only (uncomfortable) one standing in a midst of sitting ducks. This was a great word to ponder, Brenda. I'm afraid my post took a turn toward the dark side this week, the devil made me do it.! :-)

  4. I just remembered the movie "Stand and Deliver"... it was excellent... powerful!

  5. ha - the "sit in" part. :)
    I had fun with this one. once I got rolling, I kept thinking of more stuff!
    but I had to take a stand and cut the post short eventually. ;)

  6. I am sharing a previous post. When I read the prompt, this poem came to my mind. I hope you find it acceptable. Sometimes I ponder things present, but sometimes I ponder things past. Hug.

    1. P.S. Great prompt. "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything."

  7. Aww, I missed a good prompt! How fun this one could be. On our camping trip, we all took a stand on the Continental Divide several times! So much fun! TGIF!

    1. have not missed anything..the prompt is open for a week

  8. There are quite a few words in the English language that are/were confusing to me! Stand was never really one of them. I made sure to get your posts delivered by e-mail and am foloowing you wherever possible! I am offically a Blogger blogger as of a week or so ago. BocaFrau is going bye-bye soon... Glad to reconnect with you! :)


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