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March 14, 2023

The Glorious Bucket

Simply put, Linguistics is the study of language at a scientific level. It is the close and comprehensive examination of sound, structure, syntax, and other factors involved in language.

I recently had to discuss the linguistic qualities of several words. We had to choose a word we like and one we dislike. A peer chose "bucket" as the dislike, and challenged us to make it likable. 

My thoughts: I never thought to dislike the word bucket. In fact, I personally like the word. However, I see the point.

Anybody who has ever tried to carry a full bucket knows it is a knee knocker, and shin barker, an arm wrencher. And yet, it is a supremely useful tool. If you need a bucket, there is little else that can stand in effectively to do the job.

I can't change the sound of the word "bucket," but perhaps I can deliver a desirable tone to bring "bucket" closer to the calm serenity of the peer's most favored word, "serendipity." 

Does the following poem meet the challenge?

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The Glorious Bucket

Amid dusty desert village heat

Aimee wiped her sweaty brow

while turning the wooden crank

to draw up a glistening miracle

bucket of fresh water, a

pail of life, from

the only remaining well.

                ~Shonda Sinclair


Send an email to theoldmanspodcast@gmail.com with the subject line "Bucket Word" to let us know if you like the word "bucket," and tell us your least favorite word (keep in mind we are family friendly and safe for work so your words should not veer too far off the tracks).

What about a Bucket List? Do you have a Bucket List?