So, Can You Do This?


When I read the article that included The 20 Most Commonly Used Words, I knew what was required of me.  [5]

Obviously, it was a challenge to use these words in one succinct blog post– just for the fun of it.  [6]

He who wrote this article might not have envisioned my response, but those of you who know and love me will understand immediately.  [6]

This is one of those activities that anyone, with a bit of gumption, can do on his or her blog;  so I did it.  [3]

[Source of inspiration for this little foray into nerdy silliness is an interesting article: “Your Use of Pronouns Reveals Your Personality” by James W. Pennebaker in the Harvard Business Review, December, 2011.  Click here.]


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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Looking for the crumb of truth in the cookie of life.

17 thoughts on “So, Can You Do This?”

  1. OH BOTHER! Somehow I lost what I said earlier in this comment. Honestly, this has been one of the most difficult posts that I’ve done all summer. I’ll talk at you later, gentle readers. *mutter*


    1. Zazzy, it was difficult to do. It took me at least an hour to get it all refined down to this pithy post. Yet I thought it was like doing a crossword puzzle– good for the old brain.


        1. Thank you. I took this list of words as a personal challenge to test my creativity. That being said, I don’t think I’ll post anything like this again. I’ve had my fun– and now I’m over it.


  2. You are a woman after my own heart. I once, in a fit of procrastination, and upon the observation that the word procrastination contained the letters of the word pants, proceeded to compose a very elaborate narrative with as many other pants-letters-containing words as I could. (It was also one of the few posts I’ve put up over the years with zero comments. I can only assume that everyone thought I’d gone off the deep end.)

    There was also that time I wrote a post entirely composed of monosyllables…(I’d link to it, but I can’t find it right now.)

    So, it may not surprise you to learn that I have decided to take your challenge. I have composed a 20-word poem of sorts:

    I was in it
    with the you
    for my me
    but a he
    is on
    to have of that


      1. Just read your comment again & now realize that you gave me a clue about the “thing” right here in my comments. My brain has turned to mush this week. Love your story. Glad that I followed the link that you left here for me. Thanks.


    1. alejna, you have made my week! Your poem is a delight– and rather existential, don’t you think?

      As for your narrative re: pants, it makes perfect sense to me that you’d spend your time not doing what you were supposed to do & instead create a unique post. And now I’m off to read it.


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